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Homework Help: Help (Euclidean three space)

  1. Mar 31, 2010 #1
    Help!!!! (Euclidean three space)

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Given the Euclidean three space R3and if L is a rotation about the origin, can you prove a situation when L([tex]\vec{v}[/tex])=[tex]\lambda[/tex] [tex]\vec{v}[/tex] and neither lambda or vector v equal zero



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I understand that it is a full rotation of 2 pi but I do not know exactly how to prove it.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Mar 31, 2010 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    Re: Help!!!! (Euclidean three space)

    Think about the axis of rotation.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2010 #3
    Re: Help!!!! (Euclidean three space)

    I need to see how to make the proof. I understand the concept. I just do not know how to write it down in math terms.
     
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