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What do the two lines on each side of the vectors mean?

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- Sep 20th 2009, 03:01 PMsdmcin11Simple question about angle between two vectors
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What do the two lines on each side of the vectors mean? - Sep 20th 2009, 03:17 PMhairymclairy
They mean the absolute value of u and v i.e, u and v are non-negative.

- Sep 20th 2009, 04:07 PMKrizalid
those aren't absolute values, those are norms.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm_(mathematics) - Sep 20th 2009, 04:11 PMhairymclairy
Indeed, apparently im a bit rusty on the old geometry.