Vectors

Description

The basic Sage command to enter the vector

(1)
\begin{align} \mathbf v = \begin{pmatrix} 1 \\ 1/2 \\ 1/3 \\ 1/4 \end{pmatrix} \end{align}

is v = vector(QQ, 4, [1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4]). QQ designates that the vector is over the rationals.

Sage Cell

Code

v = vector(QQ, 4, [1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4])
v

Options

Option

The number of coordinates in the vector v can be calculated with the Sage command v.degree().

Code

v = vector(QQ, 4, [1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4])
v.degree()

Option

The parent field of the vector v is given by vparent().

Code

v = vector(CC, 4, [1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4])
v.parent()

Option

The Sage command v[2], returns the third entry in the vector v. Sage counts array entries beginning with .

Code

v = vector(QQ, 4, [1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4])
v[2]

Option

The command zero_vector generates the zero vector.

Code

z = zero_vector(QQ, 5)
z

Tags

CC: math.la.i.vec.coord

Primary Tags: Linear Algebra: Vectors, Multivariable Calculus: Vector geometry.

Secondary Tags: Vectors: Vectors and vector arithmetic, Vector geometry: Vectors and vector arithmetic.

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Permalink: http://linear.ups.edu/html/section-RREF.html

Author: R. Beezer

Date: 24 Jul 2017 14:41

Submitted by: Tom Judson

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