Common Contexts
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The main predefined contexts are the following:
Name  Description 

Numeric

No points, vectors, matrices, complex numbers, or intervals are allowed. 
Complex

No points, vectors, matrices, or intervals are allowed. 
Point

Nearly the same as the Vector below, but the angle bracket and ijk notation is not allowed, and vector operations on points are not defined.

Vector

The constants i , j , and k are defined as coordinate unit vectors, and vector cross and dot products are allowed. No complex numbers, matrices, or intervals are allowed.

Vector2D

Same as Vector above, but i and j are defined as coordinate unit vectors in \({\bf R}^2\), and k is not defined.

Matrix

Same as Vector above, but square brackets define matrices instead of points or intervals.

Interval

Similar to Numeric context, but (a,b) , (a,b] , [a,b) , and [a,b] create real Intervals rather than lists or errors. Finite sets of reals are created using {a,b,c} (with as many or as few numbers are needed).

ComplexPoint

Similar to Point context, but allows coordinates to be complex numbers (i.e., i is defined, and the complex functions are enabled).

ComplexVector

Similar to Vector context, but allows coordinates to be complex numbers (i.e., i is defined, and the complex functions are enabled).

ComplexMatrix

Similar to Matrix context, but allows entries to be complex numbers (i.e., i is defined, and the complex functions are enabled).

Full

This context is used to seed the others, and is only intended for internal use. Matrix, vector, point, intervals, and complex numbers all can be created in this context; i is the complex \(i\) equal to \(\sqrt{1}\). The variables are x , y , and z .
