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Alen.m
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I'm struggling to understand part c of the question on the attachment. i know that the scalar multiple of two perpendicular angle is zero bur i don't know how to apple it on part c. any help would be much appreciated
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a.b = magnitudes of two vectors * cos angle.

The magnitudes aren't zero but cos can be zero and cos is zero at 90 degrees.
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Hi guys
I'm struggling to understand part c of the question on the attachment. i know that the scalar multiple of two perpendicular angle is zero bur i don't know how to apple it on part c. any help would be much appreciated
\boldsymbol{p}\cdot \boldsymbol{p} = |\boldsymbol{p}|^2
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\boldsymbol{p}\cdot \boldsymbol{p} = |\boldsymbol{p}|^2
Just as an FYI - we tend to use \mathbf{p} (\mathbf{p}) for bold vectors in \LaTeX - that should save you some typing time. :yep:
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this appears to be GCSE.

Modulus may confuse.
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(Original post by Zacken)
Just as an FYI - we tend to use \mathbf{p} (\mathbf{p}) for bold vectors in \LaTeX - that should save you some typing time. :yep:
Yes I've always used that in mathematical writing but I couldn't remember it so I chose the lazy option!
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this appears to be GCSE.

Modulus may confuse.
Definitely not GCSE - look at part (b).
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Definitely not GCSE - look at part (b).
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It's quite a nice question actually, I remember those days fondly ^_^
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this is not GCSE

this is a standard geometric proof involving vectors

see Q154
http://www.madasmaths.com/archive/ma...ons_part_a.pdf
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yeah the question is in c4 , thanks everyone managed to find a great explanation for it
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