
#1
Sep1010, 06:52 AM

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could somebody better explain to me what these hat symbols mean when used with vectors.




#2
Sep1010, 09:59 AM

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P: 20,970

They are unit vectors (i.e., magnitude 1) in the direction of positive x, positive y, and positive z, respectively.



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