I wanted to know if it is possible for me to plot a 3D vector (with x, y, and z components) in which each component is dependent on time. For more context, I want to plot the function:

$\qquad E(t) = 3\cos(ω\,t)(\hat x) + [3\cos(ω\,t)−4\sin(ω\,t)] (\hat y) − 6\cos(ω\,t−π/4)(\hat z)$

Which is a phasor represented in the time domain. I believe that the best way is to keep time constant, and to plot the function at one instant in time, but I also have seen my professor make a graph that gradually changes a variable, n, by itself, or by sliding a bar. How do I do that, or is there a better way to plot this function? Also, this isn't a part of my homework, but I would like to make a graph to better understand what I am doing for my homework and how it looks plotted.

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    $\begingroup$ Have a look at ParametricPlot3D and Manipulate. The combo of them should do basically what your professor did. $\endgroup$ – Henrik Schumacher Jan 20 at 23:32
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You really should learn some basics (at least syntax) and show some of your own effort.

f[w_][t_]:={3 Cos[w t], 3 Cos[w t]-4 Cos[w t], -6 Cos[w t - Pi/4]}

    Graphics3D[{Red, Thick,Arrow[{{0,0,0},f[1][s]}]}]],
{s,0,2 Pi}]

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