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Unformatted text preview: already been written suggestively to indicate that the general rule for the dot product between two vectors u = ( u 1 , u 2 , u 3 ) and v = ( v 1 , v 2 , v 3 ) might be: u v = u 1 v 1 + u 2 v 2 + u 3 v 3 This equation is exactly the right formula for the dot product of two 3dimensional vectors. (Note that the quantity obtained on the right is a scalar, even though we can no longer say it represents the length of either vector.) For 2dimensional vectors, u = ( u 1 , u 2 ) and v = ( v 1 , v 2 ) , we have: u v = u 1 v 1 + u 2 v 2...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course PHY PHY2053 taught by Professor Davidjudd during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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