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# What is meant by rectangular unit vector?

Updated: 11/1/2022

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A unit vector has a length (magnitude) equal to 1 (one unit).

A rectangular vector is a coordinate vector specified by components that define a rectangle (or rectangular prism in three dimensions, and similar shapes in greater dimensions). The starting point and terminal point of the vector lie at opposite ends of the rectangle (or prism, etc.).

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