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Vector question

  1. Dec 1, 2013 #1
    Hi, I'm learning vectors and there's two notions which I don't distinguish :

    Is the orientation of a vector (determined by the angle it has) the same thing as the direction of a vector ???

    thank you
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2013 #2

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    Yes. The direction of the vector is quantified by the angle it makes with some reference axis.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2013 #3
    Ok, I thouht that there was a major difference between the two of them. thank you
     
  5. Dec 1, 2013 #4

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    Well, how else would you define the direction of a vector?
     
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