Definition of free vector in English:

free vector

Line breaks: free vec¦tor

noun

Mathematics
A vector of which only the magnitude and direction are specified, not the position or line of action.
More example sentences
  • We have used the idea of free vectors in the way we added vectors together as follows.
  • Sometimes they are represented as free vectors that can be moved into arbitrary locations depending on what concept is being explained.
  • The equivalent method of subtraction for free vectors can be thought of as reversing the vector to be subtracted and adding it to the first vector.

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