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Alrighty. I have a silly question aboutcolumn Vectors. I first learned about the concept of a vector in Physics, i.e.position, velocity, acceleration, etc.so I easily understand the premise of arowvector. For example the matrix [itex]\left[\begin{array}{ccc}1 & 2 & 3\end{array}\right][/itex] I can easily see possibly represents a position vector [itex]x+2y+3z[/itex] which is a point in three-dimensional space i.e. in the x,y,z planes.

Okay... great. Now the columnvector. What is it? Looking at the matrix

[tex]\left[\begin{array}{c}1\\2\\3\end{array}\right][/tex],

I can't as easily see what is represents? That is, why is it avector?

Can someone give me aphysicalinterpretation of the column vector if possible?

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Column Vectors?

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