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    Need help on this question, what is a scalar parameter? Name:  ImageUploadedByStudent Room1464031334.997602.jpg
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    Need help on this question, what is a scalar parameter? Name:  ImageUploadedByStudent Room1464031334.997602.jpg
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    Fancy word for "real numbers" that, as you vary them, gives you the position vectors of points on the line.
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    The line AB with be perpendicular to both  l_1 \text{ and } l_2 . Use properties of the scalar product for perpendicular lines to solve for  \lambda \text{ and } \mu and hence find the coordinates.
    Scalar just means a number, not a vector in this case basically. Parameter means that it is treated as a constant value but it is free to change (but it is fixed in any particular case- I find it quite difficult to define parameter).
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    vector= magnitude(quantity)+direction
    Scalar=magnitude only
    parameter=thing
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    it just means that they represent simple numbers
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    Is this stuff in the OCR spec? I got it from a Edexcel paper, never came across it before. :/


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    Is this stuff in the OCR spec? I got it from a Edexcel paper, never came across it before. :/


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    Do you not have vectors in OCR?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Do you not have vectors in OCR?
    Yes but I couldn't answer this with my notes, guess I have crappy notes


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    either that or its just taught in a different way in ocr. i do edexcel not ocr btw
 
 
 
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