(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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

2. Relevant equations

[itex]\vec{A}\cdot\vec{B} = AB\cos(\theta)[/itex]

[itex]\vec{A}\times\vec{B} = AB\sin(\theta)\hat{n}[/itex]

3. 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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# Homework Help: Problem 1.1a from Griffith's E+M

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