how I can write the determinate like this in latex

i..................j...............k

d/dx...........d/dy..........d/dz

x...............y...............z

I know it is equal zero I want how I can write it ??

Thanks

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- June 8th 2009, 11:50 PMAmerdeterminate
how I can write the determinate like this in latex

i..................j...............k

d/dx...........d/dy..........d/dz

x...............y...............z

I know it is equal zero I want how I can write it ??

Thanks - June 9th 2009, 12:01 AMmr fantastic
There are many ways. Here's one:

The code is:

[tex]\left[ \begin{array}{ccc}

i & j & k \\

\frac{d}{dx} & \frac{d}{dy} & \frac{d}{dz} \\

x & y & z \end{array} \right][/tex]

If you do a search of these forums using the key words

latex matrix

I'm sure you'll find other ways. - June 9th 2009, 12:20 AMAmer
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Thanks very much - June 9th 2009, 12:26 AMRandom Variable
You forgot the little hats on the unit vectors. (Tongueout)

- June 9th 2009, 12:30 AMAmer
that cool

- June 9th 2009, 12:38 AMAmer

cool vmatrix - June 9th 2009, 03:36 AMTheAbstractionist
- June 9th 2009, 10:31 AMSoroban
Hello, Amer!

You may want those small arrows to indicate vectors . . .

. . Use**\vec i**

. . . .

- June 9th 2009, 06:29 PMSoroban
If there are fractions in the matrix,

. . they may be too close together vertically.

[tex]\begin{pmatrix}

\frac{1}{2} & \frac{1}{3}\\

\frac{1}{4} & \frac{1}{5}

\end{pmatrix}[/tex]

. .

We can insert an extra vertical space with**\\[-4mm]**

[tex]\begin{pmatrix}

\frac{1}{2} & \frac{1}{3} \\ \\[-4mm]

\frac{1}{4} & \frac{1}{5}

\end{pmatrix}[/tex]

. .

Using**\\[-3mm]**results in a larger space

. .