# Find 3x3 rotation matrix

Hi, if i want to find a 3x3 matrix R which represents a rotation of Pi/6 around the axis of rotation v(vector)={1, 2, 3}. how can i find it?

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Janitor
Are you saying that your axis is along a vector that starts at the origin of the coordinate system and has its tip at the point (x,y,z)=(1,2,3)? And is your rotation direction clockwise or counterclockwise as viewed from the perspective of (0,0,0)?

Originally posted by Janitor
Are you saying that your axis is along a vector that starts at the origin of the coordinate system and has its tip at the point (x,y,z)=(1,2,3)? And is your rotation direction clockwise or counterclockwise as viewed from the perspective of (0,0,0)?
Thanks. it's a vector from origin to (1, 2, 3). which direction? i am not sure yet. let say clockwise.

NateTG
Homework Helper
Start by figuring out what the result of rotating
[0,0,1]
[0,1,0]
and
[1,0,0]
are.

Once you've done that, you shouldn't have any trouble making hte matrix.

Janitor