Classical Mechanics

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Components of Displacement Vector


A displacement vector can express the difference in position between two points in space, or the vector pointing from point A to point B.

The vector pointing from point (1,7,2) to (4,3,4) is

$\hat{i} + $

$\hat{j} + $

where ($\hat{i}$, $\hat{j}$, and $\hat{k}$ are the unit vectors in the x, y, and z directions).