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Student[MultivariateCalculus]

  

GetNormal

  

a normal vector for a plane

 

Calling Sequence

Parameters

Returns

Description

Examples

Compatibility

Calling Sequence

GetNormal(p)

Parameters

p

-

Plane ; Plane defined in Student[MultivariateCalculus].

Returns

• 

Vector ; Normal vector for the plane.

Description

• 

The GetNormal command obtains a normal vector for a plane.  This vector is by definition orthogonal to the plane.

• 

The normal vector is not necessarily simplified.

Examples

withStudent[MultivariateCalculus]:

p1Plane2,3,3,5,3,1:

GetNormalp1

531

(1)

GetPlotPlane2,3,3,5,3,1

The normal vector can be obtained from a plane defined by any Plane constructor.

p2Plane3,6,1,4,1,5,3,2,0,'variables'=u,v,x:

GetRepresentationp2

19u+v4x=55

(2)

GetNormalp2

1914

(3)

GetPlotPlane3,6,1,4,1,5,3,2,0,'variables'=u,v,x

Compatibility

• 

The Student[MultivariateCalculus][GetNormal] command was introduced in Maple 17.

• 

For more information on Maple 17 changes, see Updates in Maple 17.

See Also

Student[MultivariateCalculus]

Student[MultivariateCalculus][Plane]

Student[MultivariateCalculus][GetRepresentation]

Student[MultivariateCalculus][GetPoint]

 


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