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Directional Derivative
05-15-2015, 08:26 PM (This post was last modified: 05-15-2015 08:28 PM by salvomic.)
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Directional Derivative
hi all,
my proposal for a function to calculate directional derivative ( \( \bigtriangledown f \cdot \overrightarrow{v} \) ).
It's a CAS program. Use: derivdir(f,v), where f is a function and v a vector.
I would like to thank Han for his hints in making this program.

Enjoy!
Salvo


Code:

#cas
// Directional derivative: dot(grad(f0), normalize(v))
derivdir(f,v):=
BEGIN
local g:=grad(f,[x,y,z]);
// gradient
local w:=normalize(v);
// versor
m:=dot(g,w);
// dot product
return m;
END;
#end

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05-11-2019, 11:21 AM
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RE: Directional Derivative
Nice program.
It works.
Curious that DOT product should be written in lowercase letters. Also "local" seems to be necessary in lowercase.
Thanks
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