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Unformatted text preview: Name: Section Number: TA Name: Section Time: Math 20C Midterm Exam 1. April 28, 2006 No calculators or any other devices are allowed on this exam. Write your solutions clearly and legibly; no credit will be given for illegible solutions. Read each question carefully. If any question is not clear, ask for clarification. Answer each question completely, and show all of your work. 1. (a) (5 points) Find all constants c such that the vectors v = h 2 , c, 3 i and w = h c 2 , c, 3 i are perpendicular to each other. (b) (5 points) Set c = 1 in vectors v and w above. In this case, find a unit vector perpendicular to both v and w . (c) (5 points) Keep c = 1. Find the scalar projection of v onto w . (a) 0 = v · w = h 2 , c, 3 i · h c 2 , c, 3 i = 2 c 2 c 2 9 = c 2 9 ⇒ ⇒ c 2 = 9 ⇒ c = ± 3 . (b) c = 1 then v = h 2 , 1 , 3 i , w = h 1 , 1 , 3 i , then u = ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ i j k 2 1 3 1 1 3 ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ = h (3 3) , ( 6 3) , (2 + 1) i ⇒ ⇒ u = h , 9 , 3 i , ⇒  u  =...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course MATH 20C taught by Professor Helton during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
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