Last updated at May 29, 2018 by Teachoo

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Misc 1 Write down a unit vector in XY-plane, making an angle of 30 with the positive direction of x-axis. Let the unit vector be We know that = + y + z Since the vector is in X-Y plane, there is no z coordinate. Hence, = x + y + 0 = + y Unit vector in direction of x axis is & in y axis is Given that makes an angle of 30 with x-axis So, angle between & is 30 Now, we know that, . = cos , Putting = , = & = 30 . = cos 30 . = 1 1 3 2 . = 3 2 ( + y + 0 ). = 3 2 ( + y + 0 ). (1 + 0 + 0 ) = 3 2 .1 + y.0 + 0.0 = 3 2 = Similarly, makes an angle of 60 with y-axis So, angle between & is 60 Now, we know that, . = cos , Putting = , = & = 60 . = cos 60 . = 1 1 1 2 . = 1 2 ( + y + 0 ). = 1 2 ( + y + 0 ). (0 + 1 + 0 ) = 1 2 .0 + y.1 + 0.0 = 1 2 y = Thus, = + y = +

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Davneet Singh

Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.