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PHYS 1101-1L2 General Physics I Lab Fall 2018 Ex. #6 The Addition and Resolution of Vectors: The Force Table Edith Artolozaga Instructor : Dr. NI Date of Experiment : 09/25/2018
Introduction and Objectives: Physical quantities are generally classified as either scalar or vector quantities. The distinction is simple. A scalar quantity (or scalar ) is one with magnitude only (including units)— for example, speed (15 m/s) and temperature (20 8C). A vector quantity (or vector ), on the other hand, has both magnitude and direction. Such quantities include displacement, velocity, acceleration, and force—for example, a velocity of 15 m/s north or a force of 10 N along the 1 x- axis. Vectors are generally written using a boldface capital letter with an over arrow, for example, F. A letter, F, indicates a magnitude (or a scalar). Because vectors have the property of direction, the common method of addition, that is scalar addition, is not applicable to vector quantities. To find the resultant or vector sum of two

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