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Quick Mechanics Question

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Homework Statement


I have a Matlab project that deals with some stuff that I've yet to cover in mechanics so I'm not really sure about some of the equations being discussed. What I have a question about is what the capital T means in the following equations. I honestly have no clue what it means. I've tried looking it up but no luck.


Homework Equations


"let x be the vector of displacements and P the corresponding vector of forces at pin joints." u is the x displacement, v is the y displacement, P is the x force, Q is the Y force.

[tex]x=[u1 v1 u2 v2......]^T[/tex]
[tex]P=[P1 Q1 P2 Q2......]^T[/tex]

This T also shows up in a few equations. Such as

[tex]P^T x= F^T \delta[/tex]

The Attempt at a Solution


I tried google not really sure what to search for.
 

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LCKurtz
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I'm not familiar with Matlab and I don't know about your "pin joints" problem, but I will take an educated guess that the T stands for matrix transpose.
 

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