Some Rotations in 3D

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Mathematica's built-in function Rotate gives a straightforward way of implementing 3D rotations of vectors, points, or other graphics. The angle is measured around the axis with and the angle is measured around the axis with . These can be varied to change the axis of rotation about which a rotation can be visualized using the bottom control.

Contributed by: Gary B. Palmer (December 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[1] B. O'Neill, Elementary Differential Geometry, 2nd ed., San Diego: Academic Press, 1997 p. 136.

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