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1 Vectors define vectors Some physical quantities, such as temperature, length, and mass, can be specified by a single number called a scalar. Other physical quantities, such as force and velocity, must be characterized by a nonnegative magnitude and a direction. We call these quantities vectors. Vectors are frequently named by boldface letters, such as v, w, or F. Geometrically, we represent a vector with a directed line segment or an arrow. DRAW. If we draw a vector in the xy plane, then a vector has an initial point, P, and a terminal point, Q. If P(1,) and Q(4,3), PQ represents the vector from P to Q. The length or magnitude of the vector PQ is denoted by either PQ or PQ, with our text using the former notation. The length of a vector PQ may be found using the Distance Formula. SHOW. PQ = (x " x 1 ) + (y " y 1 ). If P(1,) and Q(4,3), then PQ = (4 "1) + (3 " ) = 9 +1 = 10. Two vectors are equal if they have the same length and direction. They do not have to have the same initial and terminal points. We can move a vector around the plane if we do not change its length or direction. E.g., we can move a vector so that its initial point is the origin. E.g., the vector PQ from P(1,) to Q(4,3) is equal to the vector OS from O(0,0) to S(3,1). We call the vector OS the position vector (or radius vector) of point P. If coordinates of P and Q are P(x 1,y 1 ) and Q(x,y ), then position vector equal to PQ is the vector OS where O(0,0) and S(x " x 1,y " y 1 ). vector addition The vector PQ may describe the net movement or displacement of an object from a point P to a point Q. If the object then moves from Q to R by the vector QR, we can consider the net displacement from P to R as the vector PR. This resultant vector is defined to be the sum of the vectors PQ and QR, PR = PQ + QR. DRAW. We see that QR + PQ = PQ + QR, because both sums represent the diagonal of a parallelogram. Vector addition is commutative. Let PQ represent the vector from P(1,) to Q(4,3) and QR the vector from Q(4,3) to R(3,5). The resultant vector PR is the vector from P(1,) to R(3,5).. vector components Earlier, we said that we can move a vector in the plane as long as its direction and magnitude do not change. Draw OS from O(0,0) to S(3,1). Now drop a perpendicular from S to the xaxis forming a right triangle. We may consider the vector OS as the sum of two component vectors along the x and yaxes. We will write these components as v x and v y. Here, v x = 3 and v y =1. Since these components uniquely define the vector, we can write the vector in component form as 3,1. Writing a vector in component form simplifies vector addition. In our previous example, we could have written PQ = 3,1 and QR = "1, and PR = 3"1,1+ =,3. In general, if u = u 1,u and v = v 1,v, then u + v = u 1 + v 1,u + v.
2 Let the vectors F and G represent two forces acting on an object and " is the angle between the two forces, where F = 8N, G =10N, " = 60. Find the magnitude and direction of the resultant vector. We can write F as 8,0. To write G in component form as G = G 1,G, observe that G 1 = G cos60 and G = G sin60. So G = 10cos60,10sin60 = 10" 1,10" 3 = 5,5 3. So F+G = 8 + 5, = 13,5 3. The magnitude of the resultant vector, F+G, is equal to 13 + (5 3) = = 44 "15.6, and its angle is equal to tan "1 ( ) # scalar multiplication of vectors We can also multiply vectors by a scalar. For each real number k and each vector v = v 1,v, we define a vector kv by the equation kv = kv 1,kv. For example, let u = 3,1, then u = 6, and u = "3,"1. Geometrically, the length of the vector u is multiplied by a factor of k and the direction of ku is the same as u if k > 0, otherwise the direction of ku is the opposite of u if k < 0. linear combination of vectors We can create linear combinations of two or more vectors. Let u = 3,1 and v = "1,. Then 3u + v = 7,7 and u v = 4,"1. You'll notice that we have defined the subtraction of two vectors, u v as u + (v). We may also define a zero vector called 0. The zero vector has length zero. unit vectors A unit vector is a vector of length one. We can find unit vectors in any direction. Find a unit vector in the direction of u = 3,1. Earlier, we found that u = 10. To find a 1 unit vector in the direction of u, we need to multiply u by u, i.e., 1 3,1. A unit 10 u vector in the direction of u is defined as u. normalization of vectors Sometimes we want to find a vector of a particular length in a given direction; this is called normalizing the vector. Find a vector of length 5 in the direction of u = 3,1. 1 First, we find a unit vector in the direction of u, namely 3,1. Then we multiply 10 5 this unit vector by 5 to obtain 3,1. 10 unit vector component form Two useful unit vectors are along the coordinate axes, namely i = 1,0 and j = 0,1. Since we can write any vector in component form as x, y, we can also write any vector as a sum or difference of unit vectors, i.e., u = 3,1 is equivalent to u = 3i + j. dot products and angles between vectors Given two vectors u = u 1,u, and v = v 1,v, we define the dot product (also known as the scalar product) of u and v as u" v = u 1 v 1 + u v. Find the dot product of u =
3 3,1 and v = "1,. u" v = u 1 v 1 + u v = 3(#1) +1() = #3 + = #1. Dot products are real numbers that can be positive, negative, or zero. If " represents the angle between the two nonzero vectors u and v, then it can be shown (see exercise on page 568) that cos" = u # v. We can use this formula to u v find the angle between two vectors. Find the angle between u = 3,1 and v = "1,. First, we find the cosine of the angel between u and v, namely cos" = u# v u v = $1 10 # 5 = " 1 # " Now we find the angle " : " # cos $1 ($ ) # Note that two vectors are perpendicular if their dot product is equal to zero Perpendicular vectors are sometimes called orthogonal vectors. Find a vector orthogonal to u = 3,1. Many solutions are possible, e.g., v = 1,"3 or "1,3. All solutions are scalar multiples of 1,"3. projections of vectors A projection of a vector u onto another vector v is the vector formed by projecting the endpoint of u onto the line containing v. Since the projection of u onto v lies along the line containing v, it will be a normalization (or a multiple) of v. The multiple of the u" v projection vector is equal to v. Find the projection of the vector u = 3,1 onto v = "1,. The multiple of the u " v 3(#1) +1() projection vector is equal to = v = #1 (#1) + 5 = # 1. So, the projection of u 5 onto v is the vector " 1 5 "1, = 15," 5. Vectors in 3D threedimensional coordinate system In the plane, each point is associated with an ordered pair of real numbers, (x,y). In space, each point is associated with an ordered triple of real numbers, (x,y,z). Through a fixed point, the origin O, we draw three mutually perpendicular lines, the x axis, the yaxis, and the zaxis. On each axis, we select an appropriate scale and the positive direction. The direction for the positive zaxis makes the threedimensional coordinate system righthanded. Sketch the point P(1,,3). 3D graphs Let's locate some other points: (1,0,0),(0,,0),(0,0,3),(1,,0),(1,0,3),(0,,3). Along with points P and O, we have plotted the points of a rectangular solid in space. Points of the form (x,0,0) lie along the xaxis; points of the form (0, y,0) lie along the yaxis; and points of the form (0,0,z) lie along the zaxis. Points of the form (x,y,0) lie in a plane called the xyplane. Points of the form (x,0,z) lie in a plane called the xzplane. Points of the form (0, y,z) lie in a plane called the yzplane. In our example, the points (1,0,0),(0,,0),(0,0,0),(1,,0) lie in the xyplane.
4 All points obeying the equation z = 3 (e.g., (0,0,3),(1,0,3),(0,,3),(1,,3)) lie in a plane parallel to and three units above the xyplane. In general, equations of planes in " 3 are of the form ax + by + cz + d = 0, where a, b, c, and d are real numbers. E.g., the following equations represent planes in space: x + 3y + z = 6, y + z = 5, and x = 4. The first has intercepts (6,0,0), (0,,0), and (0,0,3); the second is parallel to the xaxis; and the third is parallel to the yzplane. The distance between points in space is given by an extension of the distance formula in the plane. If P(x 1,y 1,z 1 ) and Q(x,y,z ), then the distance d between P and Q is d = (x " x 1 ) + (y " y 1 ) + (z " z 1 ). E.g., the distance d between P(1,,3) and Q(",0,4) is d = (" "1) + (0 " ) + (4 " 3) = = 14. The equation of a sphere has the form (x " a) + (y " b) + (z " c) = d, where the center of the sphere is the point in space ( a,b,c ) and the radius of the sphere is the distance d. The equation of the sphere with center at P(1,,3) and containing Q(",0,4) is (x "1) + (y " ) + (z " 3) =14. The equation of a quadric surface (quadric surfaces are generalizations of the conic sections) have the form Ax + By + Cz + Dxy + Exz + Fyz + Gx + Hy + Iz + J = 0. E.g., z = x a + y represents an elliptic cone. b 3D vectors To represent vectors in space, we introduce the unit vector k along the positive z axis. If v is a vector initial point at the origin O and terminal point at P(a,b,c), then v = ai + bj + ck. The scalars a, b, and c are called the components of the vector v. We can also write the vector v in component form as a,b,c. We call a vector whose initial point is the origin a position vector. We can move vectors around in space, too. The vector v from P(x 1, y 1,z 1 ) to Q(x, y,z ) is equal to the position vector (x " x 1 )i + (y " y 1 ) j + (z " z 1 )k. E.g., the vector v from P(1,,3) and Q(",0,4) is equal to (" "1)i + (0 " ) j + (4 " 3)k = 3i j + k. We multiply and add vectors in space the same as we do in the plane. Find v 3w where v = i + 3j k and w = 3i 4j + 5k. v 3w = (4 " 9)i + (6 +1) j + ("4 "15)k = 5i + 18j 19k. length, unit vectors The length (magnitude) of a 3D vector v = ai +bj +ck is defined to be v = = 7. a + b + c. E.g., the length of v = i  3j 6k is v = + ("3) + ("6) = 49 Unit vectors are defined the same as in the plane, u = v. Find the unit vector in v the same direction as v = i  3j 6k. We have u = 1 7 (i " 3j " 6k) = 7 i " 3 7 j " 6 7 k. dot products
5 The definition of a dot product of two vectors v = ai + bj + ck and w = di +ej +fk is extended to space as v " w = ad + be + cf. For example, the dot product of v = i + 3j k and w = 3i 4j + 5k is v " w = (3) + 3(#4) + (#)(5) = 6 #1 #10 = #16. angle between vectors, orthogonal vectors The definition of cos" = v # w is the same in space as it was in the plane. Find the v w angle between v = i + 3j k and w = 3i 4j + 5k. Since #16 cos" = ( 17)( 50) = # 16 $ # , we have " # Two vectors are orthogonal in space iff their dot product is zero. E.g., the vectors v = i + 3j k and w = 3i 4j  3k are orthogonal. writing vectors in terms of magnitude and direction cosines A nonzero vector v can be described by specifying its magnitude and its direction angles ", ", and ", where " is the angle between v and i, " is the angle between v and j, and " is the angle between v and k ( 0 " #,$,% " & ). Let v = ai + bj + ck. Notice that cos" = v # i v i = a v, cos" = v # j v j = b v, and cos" = v # k v k = c. This is equivalent to a = v cos", b = v cos", and c = v cos". v Therefore, we can write v = ai + bj + ck = v cos" i + v cos# j + v cos" k. This form of the vector is called its magnitude and direction cosine form. E.g., write the vector v = "3i + j 6k in terms of magnitude and direction angles. DRAW. We see that v = a + b + c = = 49 = 7, cos" = # 3 7, cos" = 7, and cos" = # 6 7. So, " = cos #1 (#3 7) $115.4, " = cos #1 ( 7) $ 73.4, and " = cos #1 (#6 7) $ Therefore, v = 7cos115.4 i + 7cos73.4 j + 7cos149.0 k. crossproducts If v = ai + bj + ck and w = di + ej + fk, we define the cross product of v and w to be v x w = (bf " ce)i + (cd " af )j + (ae " bd)k. Cross products are only defined for 3D vectors. The cross products of two 3D vectors is another vector, whereas the dot product is a scalar (number). E.g., let v = i  j + 3k and w = 7j  4k, then v x w = ("1# 4 " 3# 7)i + (3# 0 " # "4)j + (# 7 " "1# 0)k = 17i + 8j + 14k. geometric interpretations of crossproducts The cross product, v x w, of two vectors, v and w, has some important properties. First, the cross product v x w is orthogonal to both v and w. Therefore, v x w =  17i + 8j + 14k is orthogonal to both v = i  j + 3k and w = 7j  4k. Show that the dot products (v x w) "v and (v x w) "w are both equal to zero. Second, the length of the cross product v x w, v x w, is equal to the area of the parallelogram having v and w as adjacent sides. Therefore, the area of the parallelogram having sides v = i  j + 3k and w = 7j  4k is equal to 17i + 8j +14k = = = 549 " 3.43.
6 vectorvalued functions A vectorvalued function F assigns to each number t a unique vector F(t) = f 1 (t)i + f (t)j + f 3 (t)k, where f 1, f, and f 3 are realvalued functions of t. E.g., the graph of F(t) = (3 " t)i + (t)j + ("4 + 3t)k is the collection of all points (x,y,z) with x = 3" t, y = t, and z = "4 + 3t for all t. These points include the point P(3,0,"4) and all points aligned with the vector v = i + j + 3k from P. In other words, the graph of F is a line in space. Polar functions and their graphs polar coordinate system In the rectangular coordinate system, we identify points in the plane by their x and ycoordinates. We can also identify points in the plane by using their distance from the origin and their angle from the positive xaxis. Today, we will study functions defined using this new way of identifying points in the plane. Let s begin by defining the polar coordinate system. We begin by drawing a halfline (or ray) from a fixed point called the pole (think origin); the halfline is called the polar axis (think positive xaxis). Let P be any point in the plane. If we draw the line segment from the pole to point P, this line segment has some distance r and makes an angle " with the polar axis. We can label the point P as (r,"). This means any point may be identified by a distance from the pole and by an angle from the polar axis. However, the angle " is not unique for P, e.g., P (r," + #k) would also identify the same point P. Negative values of r are possible, and r is referred to as a directed distance. E.g., we could identify our point P as ("r,# + $). Since the angle choice depends on whether r is positive or negative, the angle is referred to as a directed angle. Thus, a point in the plane may have an infinite number of polar coordinates. Plot the points P(, " 6 ), Q (0,"), R (1," # 4 ), and S (", 7# 6 ). Converting between polar and rectangular coordinates See figure on p Sometimes we want to convert from polar to rectangular coordinates or vice versa. To convert from polar to rectangular coordinates, given a point (r,") use x = rcos" or y = rsin". To convert from rectangular to polar coordinates, given a point (x, y) use x + y = r or tan" = y x. 1. Convert (, " ) to rectangular coordinates. 6 y = rsin" = sin 6 = (1 ) =1. So (x, y) = ( 3,1).. Convert (1, 1) to polar coordinates. r = x + y = (1) + ("1) =. tan" = #1 = #1 and " = tan #1 (#1), since the point (x, y) is in quadrant IV and the arctan is 1 only defined for quadrants I and IV the angle " = # $ 4. So (r,") = possibilities are (", 3# 4 ) and (, 7" 4 ). x = rcos" = cos # 6 = ( 3 ) = 3. (," # ). Other 4
7 distance formula for polar coordinates See figure 6 on p Let's find the distance between two points in the polar coordinate system. We can make a triangle by drawing the line segment connecting the two points. Then by using the Law of Cosines, we can find the distance between the two points. d = r 1 + r " r 1 r cos(# "# 1 ). Find the distance between the points (4,") and (3,5" 3). d = " (4)(3)cos(5# 3" #) = " 4 cos(# 3) = 5 " 4("1 ) = 37 polar functions Recall that functions in the rectangular coordinate system are usually written as y = f(x). Similarly, functions in the polar coordinate system are written as r = f( " ), i.e., the directed distance of a point is a function of the angle ". Examples of polar functions are: r = ", r = 1, r = sin", r = 1 + sin", r = 4/(1 + sin" ), r = d/cos( " "). graphs of polar functions Where graphs of rectangular functions are drawn from left to right on the plane, graphs of polar functions are drawn counterclockwise from the polar axis. Let's draw the graph of r = sin". Let s begin by making a table of values. " 0 " /6 " /3 " / " /3 5 " /6 " 7 " /6 4 " /3 3 " / 5" /3 11" /6 " r "1 " 3 "1 " 3 "1 0 Plot these points on the polar coordinate systems and sketch a smooth curve connecting these points. Notice the graph is drawn counterclockwise as " increases from 0 to " radians. Notice that r was negative when " < " < ". What effect did this have on the graph? It retraced its graph. When did the graph pass through the pole (origin)? At (0, 0), (0, " ) and (0, " ). The graph passes through the pole (origin) when r = 0. Sometime it is helpful to determine the values of " for which r is a maximum. Looking at our table of values, for which values of " is r a maximum? " = #. What is the maximum value of r? (maximum value of r = sin " =1) Could we have predicted this from the function? Yes, sin" is a maximum when " = #. What if our function had been r = 1  sin"? Then r would have a maximum value when " = 3#. What is this maximum value of r? (maximum value of r =1" sin 3# =1" ("1) = 3) polar equations of circles We can use the distance formula to find an equation of a circle. See figure 7 p If (r,") is an arbitrary point on the circle of radius a with center (r 0," 0 ), then a = r + r 0 " rr 0 cos(# "# 0 ) is an equation of this circle. If the center of the circle is the origin, then r 0 = 0 and a = r (or r = ±a). Find a polar equation of the circle with radius 1 and center (, " ). 1 = r + " ()r cos(# " $ ) %1 = r + 4 " 4r cos(# " $ ) % r " 4r cos(# " $ ) = "3
8 polar equations of lines Let's consider polar equations of lines. We have two cases: 1. The line passes through the pole (origin). The line does not pass through the pole If a line passes through the pole and makes an angle " 0 with the positive xaxis, then the polar equation of the line is " = " 0. Since r is not related to ", r can assume any value (both positive and negative). Draw the line " = # $ 4. See fig. 10 p For a line that does not pass through the pole, we draw a perpendicular line segment from the pole to the line L at some point N. Let's say the polar coordinates of N are (d,"). Let point P, (r,"), be an arbitrary point on the line L. Then in the right triangle ONP, we have cos(" #$) = d r or d = r cos(" #$). IF r cos(" # $ ) =1 is the polar equation of a line, then 4 # 1. Find the polar coordinates of the point N. 1, " & % ( $ 4 '. Find the polar coordinates of the point on the line where " = #. # % $ 3. Sketch the line., " & ( ' converting polar functions to rectangular and vice versa Some graphs are more easily written in polar form than rectangular form, r = e ". Other graphs are more easily written in rectangular form, e.g., y = x + 1. Sometimes in calculus we want to convert from one form to another to simplify our calculations. To convert functions, we use the same four formulas we saw earlier: x = rcos" y = rsin" x + y = r tan" = y x. Convert x + y =16 to polar form. Substitute for x and y. (rcos") + (rsin") = r (cos " + sin ") = r (1) =16; r = 4. This is the graph of a circle centered at the pole with radius 4. Convert r = to rectangular form. Converting from polar to 1" sin# rectangular form is not as easy. Multiply both sides by (1 sin" ). r " rsin# =. Since r sin" = y, we have r y = or r = y +. Squaring both sides, r = (y + ) = y + 4y + 4. Substituting for r, we have x + y = y + 4y + 4. Subtracting y from both sides, we have x = 4y + 4 = 4(y +1). This is the graph of a parabola with vertex (0, 1).
9 symmetry tests for polar coordinates Graphs in polar coordinates may be symmetric about the xaxis, the yaxis, or the origin like graphs in rectangular coordinates. A polar graph is symmetric across the xaxis if r = f (") = f (#"). This is similar to our earlier definition of even functions that are symmetric across the xaxis. This definition makes sense, since the points ( r," ) and ( r,"# ) are reflections of each other across the xaxis. A polar graph is symmetric across the yaxis if f ("#) = "r or equivalently f (" #$) = r. A polar graph may only satisfy one of these tests. Read Example 3 on p f (") = r and f (") = #r. A polar graph is symmetric across the origin if spirals, cardioids, limacons, and lemniscates Polar graphs can assume many interesting shapes. Common types of polar graphs are spirals, cardioids, limacons, and lemniscates. We can recognize these graphs by their polar functions. We can then sketch their graphs by plotting a few key points and applying symmetry tests, where possible. Polar functions with spiral graphs are of the form r = f ("), where f is a monotonically increasing or decreasing function. E.g., r = ", " # 0. Spiral functions are not symmetric. Polar functions with cardioid graphs are of the form Example on p Polar functions with limacon graphs are of the form r = b ± asin" ( or cos" ). If a = b, we have a cardioid. If a > b, then we have a limacon with an inner loop. See Example 3 on p If a < b, then we have a limacon with a dimple or a kidneyshaped graph. Draw r = 3" cos#. Polar functions with lemniscate graphs (figure eight or twoleaved rose) are of the form r = a sin ( " ) ( or cos( " )). See Example 4 on p r = a ± asin" ( or cos" ). See
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