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CP 2241, Professor ColaneriThe Addition and Resolution of Vectors: The Force Table(Experiment #6)Suman MahmoodOctober 9, 2018(I) Introduction:To add a set of vectors graphically, analytically, and experimentally to find the resultant. Results of graphical and analytical methods will be compared with the experimental results obtained from a force table. The experimental arrangements of forces (vectors) will physically illustrate the principles of the methods of vector addition. (II) Equipment Used:String Protractor Ruler Level 3 sheets of Cartesian graph paper Force table with four pulleys Four weight hangers Set of slotted weights
33(III) Theory:Vectors are represented graphically by arrows. The length of an arrow is proportional to the magnitude of the vector, with the arrows pointing in the direction of the vector. There are many ways of finding the resultant, including, graphically, analytically, and experimentally. Graphically entails an arbitrary scale that helps find the resultant through either the triangle method or polygon method. Analytically, the resultantcan be determined though the triangle method or component method. Magnitude of Rcanbe found with the following formula: 333