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Let \( \mathbf{x}\) and \( \mathbf{y}\) be two perpendicular unit vectors.

 

(a) Find a formula for the magnitude of an arbitrary linear combination \(a\mathbf{x} + b\mathbf{y}\) of \(\mathbf{x}\) and \(\mathbf{y}\) in terms of \(a\) and \(b\).

 

(b) Find the precise condition on \(a, b, c\) and \(d\) under which the linear combinations \(a\mathbf{x} + b\mathbf{y} \text{ and } c\mathbf{x} + d \mathbf{y}\) are perpendicular.

 Feb 2, 2022
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This is easy if you use vectors.

 Feb 2, 2022

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