If #A = <7 ,-5 ,4 >#, #B = <4 ,-8 ,-3 ># and #C=A-B#, what is the angle between A and C?
First step is to find Vector
The top line of this fraction is the vector dot product of the two vectors (which is itself a scalar, not a vector), and the bottom line is product of the lengths of the two vectors.
We are looking for the angle whose cosine is defined by these two numbers.
The dot product of two vectors:
In this case:
Finding the length of
Using the same method, the length of
Putting it all together: