# Find a unit vector

1. Oct 7, 2011

### ibysaiyan

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Two vectors are given by the relations

a = 2i-3j-3k
b = 6i+2j+k

Find unit vectors corresponding to a 3- dimensional orthogonal right handed coordinate system where one of the axes is parallel to $_{}a$ and another of the axes is perpendicular to $_{}b$

2. Relevant equations

Cross rule: AXB = C
3. The attempt at a solution

I know from cross product that if we have two vectors in a plane then their multiple vector will also be perpendicular to them. So my vector AXB is : 3i-20j+22k ( perpendicular to a and b )

Now I know they want unit vector which is : v/ magnitude of v but in the above case I was told to find the vector : Ax(AXB)...