unit vector


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u′nit vec`tor


n.
a vector having a length of one unit.
[1930–35]
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We will define the angle formed by each k-frame and each unit vector and state the properties of angles.
The [xi]-sectional curvature K([xi],X) = g(R([xi],X) [xi],X) for a unit vector field X orthogonal to [xi] plays an important role in the study of an almost contact metric manifold.
n](t) is the normal unit vector to the boundary [partial derivative][OMEGA] and [p.
3], it is well-known that to each unit speed curve with at least four continuous derivatives, one can associate three mutually orthogonal unit vector fields T, N and B are respectively, the tangent, the principal normal and the binormal vector fields [3].
q] is used, where q is the magnitude of the wave vector and ^q is a unit vector.
the coordinates of the moment are derived as a result of the cross product of the radius vector [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and the unit vector [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] :
z]) is the unit vector of the facet normal pointing to the air.
Next, suppose that there exists the unit vector fields [[xi].
The main features of radiative [beta]-decay have been derived in the classical approximation by Jackson [1] who assumes that an electron is created at the origin at t = 0 with constant velocity v = c[beta], in which case radiation of angular frequency [omega] is emitted in the direction of the unit vector n with an angular distribution in energy per unit time per unit interval of angular frequency
0] represent, respectively, the wavenumber, the unit vector normal to the surface, the free-space dielectric permittivity, the free-space magnetic permeability and the free-space impedance.