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# Air traffic controllers give instructions called “vectors”

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Problem 15DQ

Air traffic controllers give instructions called “vectors” to tell airline pilots in which direction they are to fly. If these are the only instructions given, is the name “vector” used correctly? Why or why not?

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Solution 15DQ A vector quantity consist with both magnitude and direction. But, as stated in the problem, the instruction given by airline controller contained only direction. Since the magnitude is missing, it can not be a real vector quantity. So the name ‘vector’ is missleading here.

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