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comment Euler angle rotation - active/passive
In this case the rotation around $Z'$ is $R_zP$. Your mathematics is correct but your are rotating your axis and your point (blue box). Rotate only the point.
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comment Euler angle rotation - active/passive
In other words, the second rotation $R_z R_y P$ is a rotation respect to $Z$, not $Z'$
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comment Euler angle rotation - active/passive
@YugT yes the outcome of the rotation will be different in the figures and then it matches the calculation. That is the essential thing here. Do not change the axis what you use for rotation. Now, the rotation between figures 2 and 3 is $R_z (-1, 4,0)$. You want $R_z (-0.707, 4, -0.707)$. (Alternatively you can drop the $R_y$ in the bullet 2 in the text).
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comment How do GPS devices work?
@leonbloy: ok, good point. I change the answer a bit to be more correct.
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comment What is a long-tailed distribution for physicists?
@user1504: This is what I was also thinking... This also essentially rules out all power law distributions with exponent from 0 to -1.
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comment What is a long-tailed distribution for physicists?
hmm, Not if $p(x) \to \infty$ when $x \to \infty$. The point was to say that if the distribution was increasing, like p(x) = x, it does not have a long tail. Perhaps a better formulation for this?
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