Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
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MTH243 (Calculus for Functions of Several Variables)
MATHEMATICA. Chapter 13: Vectors

Vladimir A. Dobrushkin,Lippitt Hall 202C, 874-5095,dobrush@uri.edu

In this course we will use Mathematica computer algebra system (CAS), which is available in computer labs at URI. The Mathematica projects are created to help you learn new concepts. Mathematica is very useful in visualizing graphs and surfaces in three dimensions. Matlab (commercial software) is also available at engineeering labs. Its free version is called Octave. A student can also use free CASs: SymPy (based on Python), Maxima, or Sage.

Section 13.3. The Dot Product

Dot product was invented in 1901 in "Vector Analysis" book by J. Willard Gibbs (1839--1903) and his former student Edwin Bidwell Wilson (1879--1964).