In my EM class, this vector identity for the angular momentum operator (without the ##i##) was stated without proof. Is there anywhere I can look to to actually find a good example/proof on how this works? This is in spherical coordinates, and I can't seem to find this vector identity anywhere...
If we define Si=(1/2)× (reduced Planck's const)×sigma
Then what will be (sigma dot vect{A})multiplied by (Sigma dot vect{B})
Here (sigma)i is Pauli matrix.
Next one is, what will we get from simplifying
<Alpha|vect{S}|Alpha> where vect{S} is spin vector & |Apha>is equal to " exp[{i×(vect{S} dot...
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Hello everyone, can anyone help me prove this using tensors?
Given three arbitrary vectors not on the same line, A, B, C, any other vector D can be expressed in terms of these as:
where [A, B, C] is the scalar triple product A · (B × C)
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I know that...
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Need to prove that:
,b means partial differentation with respect to b, G is the metric tensor and Γ is Christoffel symbol.
I think I could proceed with this quite well if I could understand the hint given, that I should lower the index j.
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am=Gmjaj...
I have
J - matrix
x and y - vector
d [ J(x) y(x)] / dx
I can multiply the matrix and vector together and then differentiate but I think for my application it would be better to find an identity like
{d [ J(x) y(x)] / dx } = J(x) d y(x) / dx + d J (x) / dx y(x)
I am not sure if this identity...
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By using a suitable vector identity for ∇ × (φA), where φ(r) is a scalar field and A(r) is a vector field, show that
∇ × (φ∇φ) = 0,
where φ(r) is any scalar field.
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∇×(φA) = (∇φ)×A+φ(∇×A)?
The Attempt at a Solution
I honestly have no idea how to even...
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I am trying to prove
$$\vec{\nabla}(\vec{a}.\vec{b}) = (\vec{a}.\vec{\nabla})\vec{b} + (\vec{b}.\vec{\nabla})\vec{a} + \vec{b}\times\vec{\nabla}\times\vec{a} + \vec{a}\times\vec{\nabla}\times\vec{b}.$$ I can go from RHS to LHS by writng...
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Show that:
curl(r \times curlF)+(r.\nabla)curlF+2curlF=0, where r is a vector and F is a vector field.
(Or letting G=curlF=\nabla \times F
i.e. \nabla \times (r \times G) + (r.\nabla)G+2G=0)
The Attempt at a Solution
I used an identity to change it to reduce (?) it to...
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This is question 1.1 from section 2-1 of New Foundations of Classical Mechanics:
Establish the following "vector identities":
(a\wedge b) \cdot (c \wedge d) = b\cdot ca \cdot d - b\cdot da \cdot c = b\cdot(c\wedge d)\cdot a
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I want to compute the electric field knowing the magnetic field using a vector identity
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E=i \frac{c}{k} (∇\timesB)
B(r,t)=(μ0ωk/4π) (\hat{r}×\vec{p})[1-\frac{1}{ikr}](eikr/r)
\vec{p}=dipole moment,constant vector
we have ti use the identity...
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Prove that:
∇×(a∙∇a) = a∙∇(∇×a) + (∇∙a)(∇×a) - (∇×a)∙∇a
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Related to the vorticity transport equation.
The Attempt at a Solution
Brand new to index/tensor notation, any suggestions on where to begin? For example, I am having trouble...
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Prove the following vector identity:
Any vector a dotted with its time derivative is equal to the vector's scalar magnitude times the vector's derivative's scalar magnitude.
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(a)dot(d(a)/dt)=||a|| x ||da/dt||
The Attempt at a Solution
I...
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The question is to use index notation to show that the following is true, where a is a three-vector and f is some function.
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Hmmmm . . . I haven't really got anything to put here!
I am starting to get to grips...
So I am trying to follow my professors notes. Here is my work on the proof. And on the bottom is my answer and his answer. I know my answer is wrong, as I do not fully understand how to convert the summations at the end to their vector quantities. Is my work incorrect...
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I am trying to show that for a vector field Va which satisfies V_{a;b}+V_{b;a} that V_{a;b;c}=V_eR^e_{cba} using just the below identities. Homework Equations
V_{a;b;c}-V_{a;c;b}=V_eR^e_{abc}(0)
R^e_{abc}+R^e_{bca}+R^e_{cab}=0 (*)
V_{a;b}+V_{b;a}=0 (**)
The Attempt at a...
Using the fact that we can write the vector cross-product in the form: (A× B)i =ε ijk Aj Bk ,
where εijk is the Levi-Civita tensor show that:
∇×( fA) = f ∇× A− A×∇f ,
where A is a vector function and f a scalar function.
Could you please be as descriptive as possible; as I'm not sure...
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I am supposed to verify that
\nabla\cdot(\mathbf{u}\times\mathbf{v}) = \mathbf{v}\cdot\nabla\times\mathbf{u} - \mathbf{u}\cdot\nabla\times\mathbf{v}\qquad(1)[/itex]
I want to use index notation (and I think I am supposed to, though it does not say to explicitly) to...
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u and v are vectors
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show that : mod(u x v)^2 +(u.v)^2 = mod(u)^2 x mod(v)^2
The Attempt at a Solution
I thought about let u =(a,b,c) let v = (x,y,z) and then doing the calculations. However I have done this but then squaring everything out...
vector identity??
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The text that I'm reading has a line that reads
\left(\mathbf{b}\mathbf{k}\cdot-\mathbf{b}\cdot\mathbf{k}\right)\mathbf{v}=\omega\mathbf{B}
and I'm not sure what it means by \mathbf{b}\mathbf{k}; it's clearly not the dot product nor the cross product. A...
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Using index notation to prove
\vec{\nabla}\times\left(\vec{A}\times\vec{B}\right) = \left(\vec{B}\bullet\vec{\nabla}\right)\vec{A} - \left(\vec{A}\bullet\vec{\nabla}\right)\vec{B} + \vec{A}\left(\vec{\nabla}\bullet\vec{B}\right) -...
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Let f(x,y,z), g(x,y,z), h(x,y,z) be any C^2 scalar functions. Using the standard identities of vector analysis (provided in section 2 below), prove that
\nabla \cdot ( f \nabla g \times \nabla h ) = \nabla f \cdot ( \nabla g \times \nabla h)
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One of the basic vector identities is
\nabla \cdot (\nabla f \times \nabla g) = 0
Is this true if f and g are C^{1} ? (Or they must be C^{2} functions?
Thanks!
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Hi. I need to prove that [b x c, c x a, a x b] = [a, b, c]2 for any three vectors a, b and c.
Note that [a, b, c] = a(b x c)Homework Equations
I tried using the identify (a x b) x c = (a.c)b - (a.b)c
The Attempt at a Solution
Using the above identity I got [b x c, c x a...
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I'm supposed to derive the following:
\left({\bf A} \cdot {\bf \sigma} \right) \left({\bf B }\cdot {\bf \sigma} \right) = {\bf A} \cdot {\bf B} I + i \left( {\bf A } \times {\bf B} \right) \cdot {\bf \sigma}
using just the two following facts:
Any 2x2 matrix can...
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This is a problem from a textbook, Riley Hobson and Bence 'Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering'. It asks to check the validity of a vector identity. If a, b and c are general vectors satisfying a x c = b x c, does this imply c . a - c . b = c|a-b|
2. The...
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Let the domain D be bounded by the surface S as in the divergence theorem, and assume that all fields satisfy the appropriate differentiability conditions.
Suppose that:
\nabla\cdot\vec{V}=0
\vec{W}=\nabla\phi with \phi = 0 on S
prove...
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I am to show: closed integral {phi (grad phi)} X (n^)dS=0
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The Attempt at a Solution
I understand I am to use divergence theorem here.but cannot approach.Please help
Hi, I'm stuck another vector identity question. It's of a different kind to the other one I asked about and looks so much easier but I just can't see what I need to do.
I am told to use standard identities to deduce the following result. The standard identities being referred to are listed in...
Hi, can someone give me some assistance with the following questions?
1. Let f(x,y,z), g(x,y,z) and h(x,y,z) be any C^2 scalar functions. Prove that \nabla \bullet \left( {f\nabla g \times \nabla h} \right) = \nabla f \bullet \left( {\nabla g \times \nabla h} \right) .
2. Let S be the...
Hello, I need some help on this vector identity. I am supposed to prove that Del Dot (Del(g(r)))=(2/r){dg(r)/dr}+(d^2g(r)/dr^2). Using Cartesian Coordinates. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated> :)
Let \vec A be an arbitrary vector and let \hat n be a unit vector in some fixed direction. Show that
\vec A = (\vec A .\hat n)\hat n + (\hat n \times \vec A)\times \hat n.