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Homework Statement
Using the definitions 1.1 and 1.4 show that the dot product and cross product are distributive when
(a) the 3 vectors are coplanar
Homework Equations
[itex]\vec{A}\cdot\vec{B} = AB\cos(\theta)[/itex]
[itex]\vec{A}\times\vec{B} = AB\sin(\theta)\hat{n}[/itex]
The Attempt at a Solution
See attachment.
Not exactly sure of where to go from here, or if I'm even going in the right direction. I do want to do this without using components though as the book never used them when introducing the dot product or vectors.
Haven't attempted cross product yet but I'm assuming it would be using a similar method to the dot product.
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