Symbolic Vector Analysis Using Mathematica śW (Demo)
Hong Qin, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University
1997 Mathematica Visiting Scholar

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śW Conventional vector analysis notation is built in.

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śW Vector calculations independent of coordinate system.

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śW An example from ideal megnetohydrodynamics.

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śW Vector analysis in any well-defined coordinate system.

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śW Ideal MHD waves in a magnetized plasma (H. Alfven, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1970).

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śW Define the linear force operator:

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śW Create the matrix for the force operator, solve for the eigenvalues :

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śW Define your own coordinate systems through a simple interface. Asymptotic vector analysis is available.

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śW Define the particle drift velocities.

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