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Student[MultivariateCalculus]

 GetDirection
 return the direction vector of a line

 Calling Sequence GetDirection(l)

Parameters

 l - Line; Line defined in Student[MultivariateCalculus]

Returns

 • Vector; Direction Vector of the line

Description

 • The GetDirection command obtains a direction vector of the line.
 • The direction vector is not necessarily simplified.

Examples

 > $\mathrm{with}\left(\mathrm{Student}\left[\mathrm{MultivariateCalculus}\right]\right):$
 > $\mathrm{l1}≔\mathrm{Line}\left(\left[3,2,1\right],⟨2,-3,5⟩\right):$
 > $\mathrm{GetPlot}\left(\mathrm{l1}\right)$
 > $\mathrm{GetRepresentation}\left(\mathrm{l1}\right)$
 ${t}{·}\left[\begin{array}{c}{2}\\ {-3}\\ {5}\end{array}\right]{+}\left[\begin{array}{c}{3}\\ {2}\\ {1}\end{array}\right]$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{GetDirection}\left(\mathrm{l1}\right)$
 $\left[\begin{array}{c}{2}\\ {-3}\\ {5}\end{array}\right]$ (2)
 > $\mathrm{l2}≔\mathrm{Line}\left(\left[2,0\right],\left[0,-4\right]\right):$
 > $\mathrm{GetPlot}\left(\mathrm{Line}\left(\left[2,0\right],\left[0,-4\right]\right)\right)$
 > $\mathrm{GetDirection}\left(\mathrm{l2}\right)$
 $\left[\begin{array}{c}{-2}\\ {-4}\end{array}\right]$ (3)

Compatibility

 • The Student[MultivariateCalculus][GetDirection] command was introduced in Maple 17.
 • For more information on Maple 17 changes, see Updates in Maple 17.