Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

If vector A=10i+49j, and vector B=vector A/2, then does vector

  1. Dec 9, 2011 #1
    If vector A=10i+49j, and vector B=vector A/2, then does vector B=1/2(10i+49j)?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 10, 2011 #2

    berkeman

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: Vectors

    Yep. So how would you write out vector B then?

    Welcome to the PF.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2011 #3
    Re: Vectors

    would it be 5i+24.5j?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2011 #4
    Re: Vectors

    Yes. The main point here is that when it is written that e.g. B = A/2, it means that each component of the vector B is half the value of the corresponding component of A. The same thing goes for multiplication by a number, e.g. C = 2*A. In that case you would have C = 20i + 98j.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: If vector A=10i+49j, and vector B=vector A/2, then does vector
  1. Vectors or not? (Replies: 3)

Loading...