To use CSPlotter you need to download the file CSPlotter.m and put it in your current working directory in Mathematica. (You may also view the code here.) From the Mathematica prompt, you can then load it by typing
Directory[] shows what directory Mathematica is
currently in, and you can use SetDirectory["/user/mydir"] to
change this directory.
Once you have loaded CSPlotter.m, it will provide the
command
coords is also provided by CSPlotter. It produces
the coordinate axes of variable lengths. For more information
on the commands, see the
CSPlotter.m source file.
CSPlotter has been tested with Mathematica 5.0.1.0. ## More examples-
**Standard structures**[.nb] -
**Alternative representation of the standard structures**[.nb] -
**Zoom in of the alternative representation**[.nb] -
**Radial symmetric structures**[.nb] -
**Contact structure tight at infinity**[.nb] -
**Illustration of Chow's theorem; any two points in the radial symmetric contact structure can be connected**[.nb]
## Something missing?All comments, corrections, additions, and improvements are very welcome. For example, if you have plotted another contact structure with CSPlotter, I could put it on this page. My email is matias.dahlOriginally, I wrote the routines in CSPlotter to plot contact structures for my Master's thesis, Contact and symplectic geometry in electromagnetics. Variants of some of the above images were used in this paper in PIER. |

Keywords: contact structures, visualization of contact structures,
pictures of contact structures, mathematica, Chow's theorem,
standard contact structure, owertwisted contact structure,
tight contact structure, contact structure tight at infinity.