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I(hat), J(hat, k(hat) and vectors

  1. Sep 10, 2010 #1
    could somebody better explain to me what these hat symbols mean when used with vectors.
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 10, 2010 #2


    Staff: Mentor

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