Solving a problem set with orgmode

2018-09-17, updated 2019-02-28 Scan notes with webcam online (incomplete)Scan notes with laptop webcam

After I wrote my last two tiny projects, Scan with webcam, and Export Subtree with files I was ready to do one of my psets in org mode. It was absolutely fantastic.

Scanning images with my webcam made it very easy and fast to simply add diagrams to my solutions, such as the following.

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Being able to run arbitrary code during export allowed me to very easily generate matrices and perform matrix multiplication using sympy. For example:

from sympy import I
from sympy import latex
from sympy.matrices import *
import sys
i=I

sigmax = Matrix([[0,1],[1,0]])
sigmay = Matrix([[0,-i],[i,0]])
sigmaz = Matrix([[1,0],[0,-1]])

print("\\begin{alignat*}{3}")
print( "\\\\ \sigma_{x} \sigma_{x} &=" + latex(sigmax) + latex(sigmax) +" &&= " + latex(sigmax*sigmax) )
print( "\\\\ \sigma_{y} \sigma_{y} &=" + latex(sigmay) + latex(sigmay) +" &&= " + latex(sigmay*sigmay) )
print( "\\\\ \sigma_{z} \sigma_{z} &=" + latex(sigmaz) + latex(sigmaz) +" &&= " + latex(sigmaz*sigmaz) )

print( "\\\\ \sigma_{x} \sigma_{y} &=" + latex(sigmax) + latex(sigmay) +" &&= " + latex(sigmax*sigmay) )
print( "\\\\ \sigma_{y} \sigma_{z} &=" + latex(sigmay) + latex(sigmaz) +" &&= " + latex(sigmay*sigmaz) )
print( "\\\\ \sigma_{z} \sigma_{x} &=" + latex(sigmaz) + latex(sigmax) +" &&= " + latex(sigmaz*sigmax) )

print( "\\\\ \sigma_{y} \sigma_{x} &=" + latex(sigmay) + latex(sigmax) +" &&= " + latex(sigmay*sigmax) )
print( "\\\\ \sigma_{z} \sigma_{y} &=" + latex(sigmaz) + latex(sigmay) +" &&= " + latex(sigmaz*sigmay) )
print( "\\\\ \sigma_{x} \sigma_{z} &=" + latex(sigmax) + latex(sigmaz) +" &&= " + latex(sigmax*sigmaz) )
print("\\\\ \\end{alignat*}")
\begin{alignat*}{3} \\ \sigma_{x} \sigma_{x} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & 1\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{y} \sigma_{y} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & 1\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{z} \sigma_{z} &=\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & 1\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{x} \sigma_{y} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}i & 0\\0 & - i\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{y} \sigma_{z} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}0 & i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{z} \sigma_{x} &=\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\-1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{y} \sigma_{x} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}- i & 0\\0 & i\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{z} \sigma_{y} &=\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\- i & 0\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{x} \sigma_{z} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}0 & -1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] \\ \end{alignat*} \begin{alignat*}{3} \\ \sigma_{x} \sigma_{x} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & 1\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{y} \sigma_{y} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & 1\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{z} \sigma_{z} &=\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & 1\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{x} \sigma_{y} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}i & 0\\0 & - i\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{y} \sigma_{z} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}0 & i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{z} \sigma_{x} &=\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\-1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{y} \sigma_{x} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}- i & 0\\0 & i\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{z} \sigma_{y} &=\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\i & 0\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}0 & - i\\- i & 0\end{matrix}\right] \\ \sigma_{x} \sigma_{z} &=\left[\begin{matrix}0 & 1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right]\left[\begin{matrix}1 & 0\\0 & -1\end{matrix}\right] &&= \left[\begin{matrix}0 & -1\\1 & 0\end{matrix}\right] \\ \end{alignat*}

So in the end I could solve my problem set very efficiently, without having to work around the tools I was using.


Author: Ivan Tadeu Ferreira Antunes Filho

Date: 2019-11-27 Wed 01:29

Github: github.com/itf

Made with Emacs 27.0.50 (Org mode 9.1.9) and Org export head