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Using Cylindrical Coordinates to Compute Curl

I am given a vector field $\vec{A} = A_\rho \space \hat{e_\rho} + A_\phi \space \hat{e_\phi} + A_z \space \hat{e_z}$, and I am supposed to use the unit vectors (provided below) in cylindrical ...
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Find an equation of the plane through the line of intersection…

Find an equation of the plane through the line of intersection of the planes x - z = 1 and y + 2z = 3 and perpendicular to the plane x + y - 2z = 1. Is this set up right? x y z 1 0 ...
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multivariable calculus question norm

Given vector space C([a,b],$ \mathbb{R} $) of continuous functions of [a,b] in $ \mathbb{R}. $ Prove that the function $ \left \| f \right \|_{1}=\int_{a}^{b}\left | f(t) \right |dt $ is a norm. Also ...
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Multivariable calculus - find total derivative

I want to find the total derivative of the function $f: \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R^n$, $f(x)=\frac{x}{|x|}$ If I was to copy what the teacher taught, I should find the limit of $\lim_{t \to 0} ...
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Getting “semi” orthogonal basis from a linear independent set

Let $K_i: \mathbb{R}\mapsto \mathbb{R}^k$ are continuous functions for all $i=1,\dots,k-d$ such that for every fixed $t\in\mathbb{R}$ we have ${\cal K}_t=\{K_1(t),\dots,K_{k-d}(t)\}$ be a linear ...
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$g''(t_0)$ where $g(t) = f(t, 1-t) , t_0 = 0$

Let z = f(x,y) be a differentiable function such that $\frac{∂f}{∂x}$ (0,1) = -1 ,$\frac{∂f}{∂y}$ (0,1) = 2 , $\frac{∂^2f}{∂x^2}$ (0,1) = 2 , $\frac{∂^2f}{∂x∂y}$ (0,1) = -1 , $\frac{∂^2f}{∂y^2}$ ...
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The Derivative of a General Linear Map

This question is somewhat abstract compared to the things we've discussed in class, so I'm just making sure I've got the right idea. I'd appreciate any help/suggestions; I'm pretty sure I've got the ...
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Equation of plane that goes for intersection of 2 planes and is perpindicular to another plane

Really don't know what to do here, went to a tutor neither did he. Okay first the problem: Find the equation of the plane that passes through the line of intersection of the planes x − z = 2 and y + ...
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Multivariable Calculus Vector Fields

I have to prove that if $f(x,y,z)=f_{a}(x,y,z)+f_b(x,y,z)+f_c(x,y,z)$ is a conservative vector field and and $g(x,y,z)=g_{a}(x,y,z)+g_b(x,y,z)+g_c(x,y,z)$ is also a conservative vector field, then ...
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transforming a vector from cartesian to spherical and cylindrical co-ordinate system

I know the formula(which i don't know how to copy here but it was in matrix form) for transforming a vector from cartesian system to spherical or cylindrical coordinate system. But, I want to know its ...
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Is this a second derivative of a function of a vector.

Suppose that we have a function f: $f: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. $X = (x_1, x_2, ..., x_n)^T$ is an vector in $\mathbb{R}^n$. I wonder how do they call the following vector: $a_j = ...
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multi-variate normal distribution distance from vector sub-space

let $X\sim {\cal N}(\mu,C)$ be a random variable obeying multi-variate normal distribution in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a vector space with $\dim(U)=n-1$. What is the probability ...
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How to find plane equation by line and plane that perpendicular to

Find an equation for the plane that is perpendicular to the plane 2x +2y=1 and passes through the line ...
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Conditions for linear independence of extended vector systems

Assume $$g: R^n \times R^m \rightarrow R^n$$ $$h: R^n \times R^m \rightarrow R$$ $$(x,y) \in R^n \times R^m$$ I would like to show that the following vectors are linearly independent: ...
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What is the difference between these two functions?

$$r(x) = \langle x, x^2-1 \rangle$$ $$f(x)=x^2-1$$ Their graph is the same, but one is called vector valued function while the other one is a regular one. I think I'll never get to understand this ...
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What is the sub-gradient of $\lVert x- abs( x )\rVert_2^2$ [closed]

Let $x$ be a N dimensional vector, what is the sub-gradient of $\lVert x- abs( x )\rVert_2^2$? where $abs( \cdot )$ is the absolute operator. That is $abs(x) = y$ where $y_i=|x_i|$.
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what is the relationship between vector spaces and rings?

Can you show me an example to show how vector and scalar multiplication works with rings would be really helpful.
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Finding vector length based on parallell and orthogonal vectors

Do anyone know a simple way of finding the length of vector a in my figure? The known values are $(x_0, y_0), (x_1, y_1), (x_2, y_2), (x_3, y_3)$. (If you look closely, you can see that $f$-vector is ...
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Finding constant multiple of parallel vectors

Given two n-dimensional vectors that are parallel, is there any way to computationally find k such that $$\vec{v}_{1} = k\vec{v}_2$$ without prodding into the components?
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How much can we “cheat” and use vector knowledge in complex analysis?

I'm an engineering-physics student taking a course in complex analysis, and it's a little frustrating, because I see all these connections to vector calculus over the reals (especially as applied to ...
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Tangent vectors as curves equivalence relation

I do not understand the definition of the equivalence relation that is defined on the curves creating a tangent vector space. Let $X$ be any manifold, a point $x \in X$, two curves $\alpha:(-a,a) \to ...
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Vector calculus: Finding a model fit from a 2D grid

First of all, I am a biologist. My knowledge of math is very limited. Therefore, I come here for help, but please take into consideration that I may not be very good at asking the question in a good ...
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Do the paths intersects? If so where

There are two unidentified objects in the sky. The path of the first object is given by $r(t)=\langle t,-t,1-t\rangle $ and the second object's path is $s(t)= \langle t-3,2t,4t\rangle$ Do the paths ...
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How to prove that $f(x,y)=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$ is continuous in $\mathbb{R}^2$? [duplicate]

Please, I need the demonstration (step by step) of the continuity in $\mathbb{R}^2$ of the function $f(x,y)=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$. I know that the function is continuous in $\mathbb{R}^2$, but I just don´t ...
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Showing that the product of vector magnitudes is larger than their dot product

QUESTION Show that $$|\mathtt{u} \cdot \mathtt v| \le |\mathtt u||\mathtt v|$$ ATTEMPT Let $ \mathtt {u,v} \in \mathbb R^n$ such that $ \mathtt u = u_1 x_1 + u_2 x_2 + ... + u_n x_n, \mathtt v = ...
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Inner product of two complex vectors?

Given $A \in \mathbb R^{m \times n}$real matrix. If $\langle x,y\rangle =y^{*}x$ for all $x,y\in \mathbb C^{n \times 1}$, can someone help me find the relationship between the following two ...
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Difference between Scalar field and a multivariable Function?

If a scalar field gives out a normal number for every orders pairs what's the difference between it and a function.
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Vector-by-Vector derivative

Could someone please help me out with this derivative? $$ \frac{d}{dx}(xx^T) $$ with both $x$ being vector. Thanks EDIT: I should clarify that the actual state I am taking the derivative is $$ ...
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True Velocity and Heading

An airplane flies at $670$ MPH directly northwest. Wind blows at $70$ MPH from the west (i.e the wind is blowing towards the east). Determine the true velocity and heading of the plane. Steps: ...
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Show that the area vectors for a general $n$-sided closed shape sum to zero

It is possible to show that the sum of the area vectors for a general, closed, $n$-sided figure in $\mathbb{R}^3$ (3-space) is zero. Hint: it may be easiest to consider orientable and non-orientable ...
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Show that the area vectors for a general tetrahedron sum to zero

Using vector addition and multiplication, it is possible to show that the sum of the area vectors for a general closed tetrahedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$ (3-space) is zero. Hint: start by writing down ...
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Curve defined by a vector

http://i.stack.imgur.com/tD4Bn.png I'm studying line integrals with a curve as a vector, but I couldn't understand the 'dr' part. First of all: the curve isn't really a curve, it's like some points ...
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How to approach graphing vector functions?

Let's say I have the following vector function: $\mathbf{r}(t) = t \cos t\,\mathbf{i} + t\,\mathbf{j} + t \sin t\,\mathbf{k}$ What properties of this function will allow me to sketch a curve ...
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Finding the equation of a line entirely defined by a three variable equation.

How can you find the equation of a line that lies completely in a set defined by a three variable equation. For instance, the equation of a line entirely in the set defined by $x^2 + y^2 - z^2 = 1$ ...
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Set of points reachable by the tip of a swinging sticks kinetic energy structure

This is an interesting problem that I thought of myself but I'm racking my brain on it. I recently saw this kinetic energy knick knack in a scene in Iron Man 2: ...
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Coordinate Transform partials question

I wish to go from cartesian to cylindrical coordinates using the chain rule. I see here that $x = rcos(\phi) $ $y = r sin(\phi)$ $r = \sqrt{x^2 + y^2}$ $ \phi = arctan(\frac{y}{x})$ I am ...
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What is the difference between surface area and scalar surface integrals?

What is the difference between the surface area of a paremetrized surface and the scalar surface integral of a function in $\mathbb{R}^3$? Are they not the same thing?
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Use Stokes' Theorem to evaluate integral

Use the stroke theorem to evaluate $$ \int_C{ \vec{F} \cdot \vec{dr}} $$ where C is oriented counterclockwise as viewed from above. $$ \vec{F} = \langle x+y^2, ...
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Line integral vs Arc Length

I am trying to understand when do to line integral and when to do arc length. So I know the formula for arc length varies based on $dx$ or $dy$ like so: $s=\int_a^b \sqrt{1+[f'(x)]^2} \, \mathrm{d} x$ ...
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Integral with vector field in a circle.

Given $$F(x, y) = x^2\mathbf{i} + xy\mathbf{j}$$ $$x^2 + y^2 = 49$$ Find the work done by the force field on a particle that moves once around the circle oriented in the clockwise direction. I've ...
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Parametric equation of line parallel to a plane

The parametric equation of the line is $$x=2t+1, y=3t-1,z=t+2$$ The plane it is parallel to is $$x-by+2bz = 6 $$ My approach so far I know that i need to dot the equation of the normal with the ...
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Basic arc length integration problem

How would you find the arc length of $r(t) = \langle\sqrt{t}, t,t^2\rangle$ for $1\le t\le 4$? This isn't a homework question, I'm just trying to understand how to properly solve a question such as ...
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inequality between entries of the vector and $l_2$ norm of the vector

Let $a=(a_1, \ldots, a_n)$ be a vector in $R^n$. I am wondering for which vectors the following would be true: $$ \|a\|_2^2\geq c \sum_{i\ne j,i,j}a_ia_j, \quad i,j=1, \ldots, n. $$ Here $c>0$ is ...
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Create wind animation

I'm trying to visually illustrate forecast wind speed and direction, the programming is the easy part, the math, I'm fuzzy on. I have a grid of points (lat/lon) , the forecast wind speed and ...
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Using Computations, How do you determine if a vector field is radial?

I have looked at the graph. As far as I know, radial is when all of the vectors are pointing away from the orgin, which they are. How can I prove if a function is radial (not just look at a graph). I ...
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Magnetic vector potential

I have a magnetic field component of the form $B_{\phi} = z \, \sin ^4 (r/a) \, r/a$, and $B_z = b$, I need to evaluate magnetic vector potentials. As we know, $B = \nabla \times A$. How to solve ...
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Finding the angle between u and v.

Struggling with the following Suppose that $u$ and $v$ are non-parallel unit vectors, $a=u+sv$ and $b=u-sv$, where $s$ is a real number. If the angle $\theta$ between $u$ and $v$ is the same as the ...
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Elementary vector calculus: Divergence of a field

How do you find the divergence of a field $f(\vec{r})=\vec{r}\exp(r^2)$ where $\vec{r}$ is the position vector and $r$ is its magnitude? In other words, how does one evaluate ...
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Three-dimensional vectors and force systems

Full disclosure: this is a homework problem. However, I find myself stuck in the middle. The problem is below As shown, a system of cables suspends a crate weighing W = 350 . (Part C 1 figure) ...