Tinspire CX CAS : Potential Function and Conservative Vector Field – Step by Step

To Find the Potential Function for a given Vector Field such as the one at http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Solutions/CalcIII/ConservativeVectorField/Prob4.aspx

use the Vector Calculus Made Easy app at https://www.tinspireapps.com/?a=VCME  , go to option 3,4

and enter the Vector Field as:

Since the 2 partial derivatives match the Vector Field is conservative

and the Potential Function is found as shown below:

▷Orthogonal Projection of v onto u1,u2 using the TiNSpire – Linear Algebra Made Easy

Say you need to find the orthogonal projection of v onto W the subspace of R^3  .

You pull out your TiNspire and launch the Linear Algebra Made Easy app from www.ti-nspire-cx.com and enter as follows:


Now, just lean back and view the steps

until the final answer shows. Sweet!


Find the angle (Theta) between the two vectors using Vector Calculus Made Easy for the Ti-Nspire CX CAS

Say we have to..

Find the angle (Theta) between the two vectors

U= cos(pi/4)i + sin(pi/4)j

V= cos(pi/2)i + sin(pi/2)j


When entering these 2 vectors using option 1 6 in Vector Calculus Made Easy we will not use the i-j notation and instead use vector /matrix notation as  shown in this image . The angle is derived using arccos(AB/|A|*|B|) and given in radian format.


Note: We know that the vectors differ by an angle of pi/2-pi/4=pi/4 or .785  , which also equals 45 degrees.

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