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() 5. Adding vectors – section 3-3, 3-6
Given two vectors ⃗ and ⃗⃗, the sum of the two vectors ⃗
component sums: ⃗⃗ is given simply in terms of the ⃗ The magnitude of is
( We define the quantity ( ) ( ) (
) as the “dot product” of the two vectors ⃗ and ⃗⃗ ⃗ ⃗⃗ (
See section 3-7 and 3-8 for properties of dot products. ) The dot product is a convenient mathematical tool to express many vector equations....
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