VectorAnalysis`
VectorAnalysis`

SetCoordinates

As of Version 9.0, vector analysis functionality is built into the Wolfram Language

SetCoordinates[coordsys]

sets the default coordinate system to be coordsys with default variables.

SetCoordinates[coordsys[c1,c2,c3]]

sets the default coordinate system to be coordsys with variables c1, c2, and c3.

Details

  • To use SetCoordinates, you first need to load the Vector Analysis Package using Needs["VectorAnalysis`"].
  • Certain coordinate systems have parameters associated with them, and these parameters can be set by specifying the full description of the coordinate system.

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

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Use SetCoordinates to change the default coordinate system:

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Restore the default settings:

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See Also

CoordinateSystem  Coordinates

Tutorials