Vector question

1. Mar 26, 2009

vorcil

1. Find a.b given the following information
|a|=3

two vectors a.b are perpendicular to eachother

b
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|__________a

3. |a| = 3
a = squareroot of 3,

if B is a vector perpendicular to a,
dunno what to do from here,

2. Mar 26, 2009

djeitnstine

3. Mar 26, 2009

vorcil

the a.b,

the dot product

4. Mar 26, 2009

Staff: Mentor

One definition for the dot product is
a $\cdot$ b = |a||b| cos($\theta$)
where $\theta$ is the angle between the vectors.