Phys205A_Lecture6

Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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Lecture 6 Chapter 3 Vectors
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Coordinate Systems z Used to describe the position of a point in space z Coordinate system consists of z A fixed reference point called the origin z Specific axes with scales and labels z Instructions on how to label a point relative to the origin and the axes
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Cartesian Coordinate System z Also called rectangular coordinate system z x - and y - axes intersect at the origin z Points are labeled ( x , y )
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