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E-|Book 'Pure Maths Part Seven - Vectors' from A-level Maths Tutor

E-|Book 'Pure Maths Part Seven - Vectors' from A-level Maths Tutor

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A 17 page FREE e-book(pdf 532 KB) Pure Maths Part Seven 'Vectors'.
Divided into 3 sections viz. general properties of vectors, vector equations, the scalar product.
A 17 page FREE e-book(pdf 532 KB) Pure Maths Part Seven 'Vectors'.
Divided into 3 sections viz. general properties of vectors, vector equations, the scalar product.

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general properties of vectors 3vector equations 8the Scalar Product 13
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3
General Properties of Vectors
NotationA non-zero vector is has the magnitude of a positive real number and a direction in space.A vector may be represented by two letters describing a line.The order of the lettersindicates the direction and the length of the line its magnitude.An alternative to this notation is to use a single bold letter, for example
C
. Then themagnitude is |
C
| or C.The Unit VectorA unit vector eg
a
, has a magnitude of one |
a
|=1 and can point in any direction.Sometimes a unit vector is written with an accent over it
â
.Different unit vectors point in different directions.Hence, if 
F
is an ordinary vector,a unit vector in the direction of 
F
(^ circumflex accent)
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