Quiver or velocity plot

`quiver(x,y,u,v)`

quiver(u,v)

quiver(...,scale)

quiver(...,LineSpec)

quiver(...,LineSpec,'filled')

quiver(...,'* PropertyName*',PropertyValue,...)

quiver(ax,...)

h = quiver(...)

A quiver plot displays velocity vectors as arrows with components `(u,v)`

at
the points `(x,y)`

.

For example, the first vector is defined by components `u(1)`

,`v(1)`

and
is displayed at the point `x(1)`

,`y(1)`

.

`quiver(x,y,u,v)`

plots
vectors as arrows at the coordinates specified in each corresponding
pair of elements in `x`

and `y`

.
The matrices `x`

, `y`

, `u`

,
and `v`

must all be the same size and contain corresponding
position and velocity components. However, `x`

and `y`

can
also be vectors, as explained in the next section. By default, the
arrows are scaled to just not overlap, but you can scale them to be
longer or shorter if you want.

`quiver(u,v)`

draws vectors
specified by `u`

and `v`

at equally
spaced points in the *x*-*y* plane.

`quiver(...,scale)`

automatically scales the arrows to
fit within the grid and then stretches them by the factor `scale`

.
`scale`

`=`

`2`

doubles their relative length, and `scale`

`=`

`0.5`

halves the length. Use `scale = 0`

to plot the
velocity vectors without automatic scaling. You can also tune the length of arrows after
they have been drawn by choosing the **Plot Edit**
tool, selecting the quiver object, opening the Property Editor, and
adjusting the **Length** slider.

`quiver(...,LineSpec)`

specifies
line style, marker symbol, and color using any valid `LineSpec`

. `quiver`

draws
the markers at the origin of the vectors.

`quiver(...,LineSpec,'filled')`

fills markers specified by `LineSpec`

.

`quiver(...,'`

specifies
property name and property value pairs for the quiver objects the
function creates. * PropertyName*',PropertyValue,...)

`quiver(ax,...)`

plots into
the axes `ax`

instead of into the current axes (`gca`

).

`h = quiver(...)`

returns
the `Quiver`

object.

MATLAB^{®} expands `x`

and `y`

if
they are not matrices. This expansion is equivalent to calling `meshgrid`

to generate matrices from vectors:

`[x,y] = ``meshgrid`

(x,y);
quiver(x,y,u,v)

In this case, the following must be true:

`length(x)`

`=`

`n`

and `length(y)`

`=`

`m`

,
where `[m,n]`

`=`

`size(u)`

`=`

`size(v)`

.

The vector `x`

corresponds to the columns of `u`

and `v`

,
and vector `y`

corresponds to the rows of `u`

and `v`

.