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Student[MultivariateCalculus][GetDimension] - determine whether a Line, plane, or point object is in two- or three-dimensional space

Calling Sequence

GetDimension(pl)

Parameters

pl

-

Line, Plane, list ; Line or Plane defined by Student[MultivariateCalculus] or a point

Description

• 

The GetDimension command finds out if a line, plane or point object is in two-dimensional or three-dimensional space.

• 

A point, by definition, has dimension zero; a line has dimension one; and a plane has dimension two. But the space in which these objects live has a different dimension (two or three, for the Student[MultivariateCalculus] package). It is this dimension that the GetDimension command returns.

Examples

withStudent[MultivariateCalculus]:

l1:=Line0,4,2,1,1,1:

GetDimensionl1

3

(1)

p1:=Plane0,4,2,5,9,7,1,6,3:

GetDimensionp1

3

(2)

l2:=Line0,2,0,1:

GetDimensionl2

2

(3)

GetDimension3,2,1

3

(4)

See Also

Student[MultivariateCalculus], Student[MultivariateCalculus][Line], Student[MultivariateCalculus][Plane],


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