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Unformatted text preview: • Scalar – a quantity that has magnitude, but no direction. o Examples of scalars include speed, temperature, and volume. • Unit vector notation – a method of writing the components that make up a vector. o In unit vector notation, the i component represents displacement along the xaxis of a coordinate grid and the j component represents displacement along the yaxis. o For example, if a vector has an x component of +3 and a y component of +4, its unit vector notation would be 3 i + 4 j . • Vector – a representation that specifies the direction and magnitude of a quantity. o In physics, vectors are used to represent displacement, velocity, acceleration, force, and other quantities that have a specific direction. o Vectors are represented visually by arrows. o Vectors in equations are represented by bold letters such as d (displacement) and F (force)....
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 Spring '11
 Dr.EmirJunver
 Statistics, Vector Space, Dot Product, Euclidean vector, 4j

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