UnitVector Command

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UnitVector( <Vector> )
Yields a vector with length 1, which has the same direction and orientation as the given vector. The vector must be defined first.
Example:
Let v=\begin{pmatrix}3\\4\end{pmatrix}. UnitVector(v) yields \begin{pmatrix}0.6\\0.8\end{pmatrix}.
UnitVector( <Line> )
Yields the direction vector of the given line with length 1.
Example:
UnitVector(3x + 4y = 5) yields \begin{pmatrix}0.8\\-0.6\end{pmatrix}.
UnitVector( <Segment> )
Yields the direction vector of the given segment with length 1.
Example:
Let s = Segment((1,1),(4,5)).
UnitVector(s) yields \begin{pmatrix}0.6\\0.8\end{pmatrix}.


Note Hint: In the Menu view cas.svg CAS View three-dimensional vectors and vectors with undefined variables are also valid inputs.
Examples:
  • UnitVector((a, b)) yields (\frac{a}{\sqrt{a a + b b}}, \frac{b}{\sqrt{a a + b b}}).
  • UnitVector((2, 4, 4)) yields (\frac{1}{3}, \frac{2}{3}, \frac{2}{3}).
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