Elementary Linear Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-13311-087-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-13311-087-3

Chapter 5 - Inner Product Spaces - 5.1 Length and Dot Product in Rn - 5.1 Exercises - Page 236: 76



Work Step by Step

Given $\mathbf{v}=(8,15)$, then the vector $u=(15,-8)$ is orthogonal to $v$. Now the unit vector indirection of $u$ and orthogonal to $v$ is $$\frac{u}{\|u\|}=\frac{(15,-8)}{\sqrt{25+144}}=\left(\frac{15}{17},\frac{-8}{17}\right).$$
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