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3.
In a Cartesian coordinate system, vector
A
= 2
i
+ 3
j
+ 4
k
, vector
B
= 3
i
+ 4
j
+ 5
k
. Here the
vectors
i, j
and
k
are the unit vectors for the x, y and z axes. Write the expression for
vector
C
and scalar D if:
Analysis: simply apply vector algebra rules in Cartesian system.
(1)
C
=
A
+
B
= (2+3)
i
+(3+4)
j
+(4+5)
k
= 5
i
+7
j
+9
k
check: result a vector.
(2) D =
A
·
B
= 2·3+3·4+4·5 = 38
check: result a scalar.
(3)
C
=
A
×
B =
check: result a vector.
4.
Solve the following equation for variable
x
, make sure to get all possible solutions.
2.
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