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How to factor a matrix

Zbyszek Otwinowski zbyszek at mix.swmed.edu
Thu Aug 22 12:54:43 EST 1996

> Basically I have a rotation matrix and I wish to factor it into three matrixes of the form

> which will tell me the individual rotations about the X, Y, and Z
> axis.
> Is there a program that will do this easily?  How about a Mathematica script?

I have seeing countless number of such routines in crystallographic programs.
Virtually any crystallographic programs that deals with rotations has
such (or similar, for example giving 3 rotations around Z,Y,Z) routine.

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