By Cliff Matthews

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X p o s i t i v e ) X2 In (1 + x ) = x - - ~ - X3 X4 + ~-- ~ - + ... Trigonometric series X3 X5 5! X7 7! 6 7 + ... (x a < 1) 30 Aeronautical Engineer's Data Book tan-lx=x-lx3+5xS-- ~i X7 + ... 7 Vector algebra Vectors have direction and magnitude and satisfy the triangle rule for addition. Quantities such as velocity, force, and straight-line displacements may be represented by vectors. g. Ax, Ay, A z or Axi + A j + Azk. , is given by V = V 1 + V 2 ~- V 3 --}- . . )k Product of a vector V by a scalar quantity s sV = (sa)i + (sb)j + (sc)k (S 1 + s 2 ) V = S l Y + s2V ( V 1 + V2)s = V l S + V2s where sV has the same direction as V, and its magnitude is s times the magnitude of V.

All other elements are 0. The unit matrix is denoted by/. I= [ 0i] 1 0 Addition of matrices Two matrices may be added provided that they are of the same order. This is done by adding the corresponding elements in each matrix. al, a,2 a,3] + [b,l b,2 b,3] a21 a22 az3J [b21 b22 b23] = [all + b,l a12+ bl2 a13+ b13] [(/21 + b21 a22 + b22 a23 + b23] Subtraction of matrices Subtraction is done in a similar way to addition except that the corresponding elements are subtracted. al, al2] - [bl, b,2] a2~ a22J [al, - bll a,2-b12] [b2~ b22J = [ a21-b21 a22-b22J Fundamental dimensions and units 37 Scalar multiplication A matrix may b e multiplied by a n u m b e r as follows: b[all a12] [ball ba12] [a21 azzJ = [ba21 baz2J General matrix multiplication Two matrices c a n be multiplied together provided the n u m b e r of columns in the first matrix is equal t o the n u m b e r of rows in the second matrix.

It is d e n o t e d by: all a12 ... aln a21 a22 ... a2n aml am2 ... a rnn 36 Aeronautical Engineer's Data Book Square matrix This is a matrix having the same number of rows and columns. al, a12 a13] I a00] a21 a22 a23/ is a square matrix of order 3 × aBi a32 a33] 3. Diagonal matrix This is a square matrix in which all the elements are zero except those in the leading diagonal. 0a22 is a diagonal matrix of order 3 0 a33 × 3. Unit matrix This is a diagonal matrix with the elements in the leading diagonal all equal to 1.