1.1 Vectors in Engineering and Math

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Vectors in Engineering and Mathematics Introduction Operations Co-ordinates Vectors in R n Vectors in Engineering and Mathematics September 6, 2007 Previous Slide Back Forward Next Slide

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Vectors in Engineering and Mathematics Introduction Operations Co-ordinates Vectors in R n A scalar is a physical quantity that can be described by a number. A vector is a physical quantity that is described by both a number and a direction. Previous Slide Back Forward Next Slide
Vectors in Engineering and Mathematics Introduction Operations Co-ordinates Vectors in R n Example A boy runs at 6 km/hr in a north easterly direction. The boy’s speed is 6 km/hr. Speed is scalar. The boy’s velocity is 6 km/hr to the north east. Velocity is a vector. Previous Slide Back Forward Next Slide

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Vectors in Engineering and Mathematics Introduction Operations Co-ordinates Vectors in R n A vector has a size and a direction: ± ± ± ± ± ±² terminal point initial point Previous Slide Back Forward Next Slide
Engineering and Mathematics Introduction Operations Co-ordinates Vectors in R n We will consider two vectors v and w to be equal if one can be translated to the other, in other words if they are parallel. ± ± ± ± ±² ± ± ± ± ± ² v

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## This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course LINEAR ALG 040 taught by Professor Dillhion during the Spring '08 term at UWO.

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