Unit Vector

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Unit Vector
  • A vector [math]'''a'''[/math] is said to be a unit vector if its magnitude (length) is [math]1[/math].

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In mathematics, a unit vector in a normed vector space is a vector (often a spatial vector) whose length is 1 (the unit length). A unit vector is often denoted by a lowercase letter with a superscribed caret or “hat”, like this:[math]{\hat{\imath}}[/math] (pronounced "i-hat").

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