Calculus 3 : Dot Product

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Example Questions

Example Question #416 : Vectors And Vector Operations

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The dot product of two vectors is given by

Using this, we get

 

Example Question #417 : Vectors And Vector Operations

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The dot product of two vectors is given by

Using this, we get

 

Example Question #418 : Vectors And Vector Operations

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The dot product of two vectors is given by

Our final answer is

Example Question #419 : Vectors And Vector Operations

Find the dot product of the vectors  and 

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The formula for the dot product is . Using the given vectors, we get .

Example Question #420 : Vectors And Vector Operations

Compute the dot product between  and .

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The formula for the dot product is . Using the two given vectors and solving, .

Example Question #101 : Dot Product

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The dot product of two vectors is given by

So, our answer is

Example Question #102 : Dot Product

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The dot product of two vectors is found by adding the product of the corresponding components. (For example, .)

For our vectors, we get

Example Question #103 : Dot Product

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The dot product of two vectors is given by the sum of the products of the corresponding components (for example, ).

So, we get

Example Question #104 : Dot Product

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The dot product of two vectors is given by

So, we get

We used a Pythagorean trigonometric identity to simplify.

Example Question #105 : Dot Product

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The dot product of two vectors is given by the sum of the products of the corresponding components (ex. )

Our final answer is therefore

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