Hello !
Can anyone help me out?
We all know what F(x,y) = ix + jy looks like when sketched out, as it is a simple radial vector pointing away from the origin with unit vectors in x and y as the components, but can anyone describe to me what G(x,y) = iy + jx looks like?
I have a suspicion it is a tangential vector but I cannot get my head around a unit vector in the x-direction pointing in the y-direction. Where am I going wrong?
Thanks !
Thank you for your reply 'earboth'.
The part I was having trouble visualising was a unit vector in say the x-direction being defined in a direction perpindicular to it, say in the y-direction. But that isn't what is being denoted with (y.i) or (x.j), it is the magnitude that is being changed ! So, again, my thanks to you for clarifying my understanding.
Cheers
Alex