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Vector equation

  1. Apr 30, 2007 #1
    If I have z= ||v||u + ||u||v, can I say that (z/uv) = (||v||/v) + (||u||/u) ? I'm not sure if I can divide vectors that way...
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  3. Apr 30, 2007 #2
    It's meaningless to divide something by a vector. In general, that operation is not defined. What you could do in this case, though, is divide by the norms of the vectors instead. That yields some useful information:

  4. Apr 30, 2007 #3
    Haha, I just wrote something similar in my notebook but it didn't register with me. Thank you :smile:
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