# 5.9: Vector Direction

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angle cosines

angle cosines

Angle notation or angle cosines describe a vector as the result of individual magnitudes and directions as measured from the axes, starting at the origin.angle notation

angle notation

Angle notation or angle cosines describe a vector as the result of individual magnitudes and directions as measured from the axes, starting at the origin.Component notation

Component notation

Component notation is used to describe vectors algebraically in terms of their , and, if relevant, components.direction angles

direction angles

Direction angles (also known as direction cosines) describe a vector as the result of individual magnitudes and directions as measured from the axes, starting at the origin.direction cosines

direction cosines

Direction cosines (also known as direction angles) describe a vector as the result of individual magnitudes and directions as measured from the axes, starting at the origin.dot product

dot product

The dot product is also known as inner product or scalar product. The two forms of the dot product are and .position vector

position vector

A position vector describes the straight-line travel between a starting point (usually the origin) and the location of a second point on a coordinate plane.unit vector

unit vector

A unit vector is a vector with a magnitude of one.### Image Attributions

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Calculate and describe the position of an object in three dimensions by describing the directions of vectors.

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Nov 01, 2012## Last Modified:

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