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)

Use SetCoordinates to change the default coordinate system:

Restore the default settings: