VEST: Abstract vector calculus simplification in Mathematica

Published: 01-01-2014| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/9d64gwbkyb.1
Jonathan Squire,
J. Burby,
H. Qin


Abstract We present a new package, VEST (Vector Einstein Summation Tools), that performs abstract vector calculus computations in Mathematica. Through the use of index notation, VEST is able to reduce three-dimensional scalar and vector expressions of a very general type to a well defined standard form. In addition, utilizing properties of the Levi-Civita symbol, the program can derive types of multi-term vector identities that are not recognized by reduction, subsequently applying these to simplify l... Title of program: VEST (Vector Einstein Summation Tools) Catalogue Id: AEQN_v1_0 Nature of problem Large scale vector calculus computations Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEQN_v1_0; VEST (Vector Einstein Summation Tools); 10.1016/j.cpc.2013.08.021 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)