Wednesday, February 1, 2017

lecture 5: dot product, cross product

I'll do two examples involving the dot product (11.3). We'll calculate the work done by a constant force acting on a mass that is moving through $\mathbb{R}^3$, and we'll compute the flux of a force across a line segment in $\mathbb{R}^2$. Then, we'll define the cross product (11.4) and look at some of its properties.