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Vector Definition


This is a vector that goes from A to B.

This is a vector that goes from A to B.

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Definition: In physical science and engineering, a vector is geometric object which has both magnitude or length and direction. A vector is commonly represented by a line segment in a specific direction, indicated by an arrow. Vectors are typically used to describe physical quantities which have a directional quality in addition to a quantity that could be described by a single number with a unit.

Also Known As: Euclidean vector, spatial vector, geometric vector, mathematical vector

Examples: Velocity and force are vector quantities.

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