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Dot product (scalar product) of 2 vectors: ABcos[itex]\theta[/itex] 
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Jan312, 07:14 PM

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How, precisely, do you get/derive the Bcosθ term? Is it simply [Cosθ=A/B] > [BCosθ = A] ? It can't be that simple because then how is the extra length of vector A fit into [*A*Bcosθ]? I feel pretty confused as to what is going on here. To summerize, A x B = [ABcosθ] makes little sense.. and i think that is because for one reason, i'm not sure how Bcosθ is derived. And the other reason is because I don't know where they get the A variable either. Just can't seem to see what's going on here. 


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Jan312, 07:34 PM

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How does this work for you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot_pro...interpretation



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Jan312, 07:56 PM

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Jan912, 07:22 PM

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Dot product (scalar product) of 2 vectors: ABcos[itex]\theta[/itex]
Figured it out, this makes perfect sense now. However I have another vector question, but unrelated to this one, so I'll start a new thread for it.



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