# Math Help - vectors

1. ## vectors

I want to proof that, given vector a non zero and a vector b, so
$a.b=0 <=> \exists c: c\times a=b$

I know how to proof <=

but how to proof =>?
My try:
$a.b=0 => \exists c: c\times a=b$
$<=> \sim \exists c: c\times a=b => \sim a.b=0$
$<=> \forall c: c\times a \neq b => a.b\neq 0$

$Supose \forall c: c\times a \neq b$
I tried to prove $a.b \neq 0$

Now $Supose \forall c: c\times a = b$
so b is orthogonal to both a and c
so $a.b=0$

So if $\forall c: c\times a \neq b$ we have $a.b \neq 0$ my doubt is, my I affirm this???

2. ## Re: vectors

Originally Posted by Pipita
I want to proof that, given vector a non zero and a vector b, so
$a.b=0 <=> \exists c: c\times a=b$
I know how to proof <=
but how to proof =>?
Assume that $a\cdot b=0$ and $a\ne 0$. Now define $c=\dfrac{-(b\times a)}{||a||^2}$

Does that work?