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VECTAN 1.1: A Mathematica package for doing calculations of vector analysis
Author

Bernd Fiedler
Organization: Mathematical Institute, University of Leipzig
Old MathSource #

0208-594
Revision date

1997-06-10
Description

VECTAN is a Mathematica package for doing calculations of vector analysis. It can be applied to manipulate expressions which are built from vector fields and functions by means of grad, curl, div, dot, the scalar product, the vector product and the scalar triple product. VECTAN does not consider the explicite dependence of vector fields and functions on variables x1, x2, x3, t.

VECTAN is a good example for a programming based on rules. Extensive calculations have been performed by means of VECTAN in investigations, the results of which are presented in the paper

H.-P. Gittel, J. Kijowski, E. Zeidler, "The relativistic dynamics of the combined particle-field system in nonlinear renormalized electrodynamics", (submitted to J. Math. Phys., 1996).

An example of such calculations is included in the package.
Subjects

*Mathematica Technology > Programming
*Mathematics > Algebra
Keywords

vector analysis, vector calculus, vector field, gradient, curl, divergence, vector product, scalar product, scalar triple product, rule based programming
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ansatz.n-1 (63 B) - Example of VECTAN
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ansatz.n0 (276 B) - Example of VECTAN
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def.m (15.5 KB) - Mathematica package
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deriv.m (2.8 KB) - Mathematica package
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startdat.m (1.1 KB) - Example of VECTAN
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usage.ger (7.2 KB) - German version of usage.ger
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usage.m (7.8 KB) - Mathematica package
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utilitie.m (1.4 KB) - Mathematica package
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vectan.ger (4 KB) - German version of vectan.m
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vectan.m (3.9 KB) - Mathematica package
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vectan.ps (118.7 KB) - Description of VECTAN