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Scalar and Vector Operations

In physics problems, it is important to recognize when working with scalar or vector operations, as this can dramatically change the results. Scalar quantities are given by a data point, such as temperature, whereas vector quantities are given in a three-dimensional space, such as velocity. Preforming mathematical operations to a scalar quantity is simple. Just carry out the operation as normal and carry and convert the units. A vector quantity requires the direction of the vector to be taken into consideration.

Scalar quantities only deal with the magnitude of the medium. Scalar quantities is generally what is used. Time, volume, speed and temperature are common scalar quantities. They are just a data point with no respect to any direction. Vector quantities are what indicate direction and can become more complex in the mathematical computation. Increase/Decrease in temperature and velocity are common examples of vector quantities. It is possible to multiply a scalar and vector quantity together. The resulting quantity will be a vector.

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net velocity due to water current and ship full power

A ship has a top speed of 3.0 m/s in calm water. The current of the ocean tends to push the boat at 2.0 m/s on a bearing of due south. What will be the net velocity of the ship if the captain points his ship on a bearing of 55° North of West and applies full power?

Scalar Potential

Please see the attached file for the adequate depiction of the scalar problem. A conservative force F can be written as F = -[upside down triangle]*phi symbol, where the phi symbol is called a scalar potential. Calculate the scalar potential for the gravitational force F = -k*abs. r/r^(2).

Determining the Center of a Mass

A square plate of uniform sheet metal, with edges of length 2a, is placed in the first quadrant of the xy plane with a corner at the origin. A circular hole, of diameter a, is centered in the quarter of the plate farthest from the origin, is removed from the plate. Where is the center of mass of the remaining metal?

Simple Cubic "Non-Bravais" Lattice

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Use Cartesian tensor methods to prove the given entity.

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Finding a vector's magnitude and direction

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Directions and Magnitudes of Resultant Vectors

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Vector addition: Hiker's displacement

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Vector Common Point Angles

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Hilbert Space

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Vector Problems: Write out the Equations.

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Vector A and B problems

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Orthonormal Basis Vectors

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Normalized kets

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The inertia tensor and its principal axes

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Cubic and Orthorhombic Crystals

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Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of a Hermitian Matrix

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Magnitude of a Vector Function

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General State Vector & Successive Measurements

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Physics vectors and distance

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Work, vectors, and kinetic energy

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