Every one of the 2

Every one of the 2 - in two dimensions Our measurement will...

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Every one of the 2- and 3-dimensional vectors that we have been discussing has length, and length is a scalar quantity. For instance, to find the length of a vector (a, b, c) , we just need to compute the distance between the origin and the point (a, b, c) . (The idea is the same
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Unformatted text preview: in two dimensions). Our measurement will yield a scalar value of magnitude without direction--not another vector! This type of scalara sounds like the kind of meaningful information the dot product could provide for us....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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