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Unlike scalars, which have only a value for magnitude, vectors are often described as objects that have both magnitude and direction. This can be seen intuitively from the arrow-like representation of a vector in the plane. The magnitude of the vector is simply the length of the arrow (i.e. the distance from the
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Unformatted text preview: point to the origin), and can be easily computed using the Pythagorean Theorem. The direction of a vector in two dimensions can be characterized by a single angle θ (see ); the direction of a vector in three dimensions can be specified using two angles (usually denoted θ and μ )....
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