CHAPTER 02.02: VECTORS: What is a vector? Example In this segment we’ll look at an example of a
vector. Let’s suppose many times we say “Hey somebody gives us a coordinate
on a particular space” and they will say okay these are the values of x, y
and z also somebody says hey the values of x, y and
z are 7, 13, and -23 for example. How do we write this in a vector form so
all we have to do is to simply say hey I got a vector let’s suppose called
the A-vector and this is my x, y, and z so I will write this as 7, 13 and -23
as my vector so here I’ve written the coordinates of a particular point in
space as a column vector and this one has three elements in it 1, 2, 3 so
that’s why we call it a 3-dimensional we call it a 3-dimensional column
vector and that’s an example of a vector. And that’s the end of this segment. |