VECTOR33

VECTOR33: a Reduce program for vector algebra and calculus in orthogonal curvilinear coordinates. This paper describes a package which enables REDUCE 3.3 to perform algebra and calculus operations upon vectors. Basic algebraic operations between vectors and between scalars and vectors are provided, including scalar (dot) product and vector (cross) product. The vector differential operators curl, divergence, gradient and Laplacian are also defined, and are valid in any orthogonal curvilinear coordinate system. The package is written in RLISP to allow algebra and calculus to be performed using notation identical to that for operations. Scalars and vectors can be mixed quite freely in the same expression. The package will be of interest to mathematicians, engineers and scientists who need to perform vector calculations in orthogonal curvilinear coordinates (Source: http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/)

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  1. Harper, David: VECTOR 33: A REDUCE program for vector algebra and calculus in orthogonal curvilinear coordiantes (1989)