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# chapter3.1-3.2_slides - Chapter 3 Vectors and...

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9/13/2009 1 Chapter 3. Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion A vector quantity has both magnitude and direction A scalar is completely specified by only a magnitude Vector notation: We will use to denote the magnitude of vector Properties of vectors: - Equality: same magnitude, of course, same units (dimensions), same direction etc B A a v x x r , , , , , , , A A These four vectors are equal A B A but B A B

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9/13/2009 2 Properties of vectors: - Equality - Adding vectors: Only vectors with the same units (dimensions) can be added. The resulting vector also has the same unit. Rule: Triangle method (tip-to-tail rule) A B B A C A B A B B A B A A B Properties of vectors: - Equality - Adding many vectors? - Negative of a vector - Vector subtraction A A ) ( B A B A Tip-too-tail rule
9/13/2009 3 Properties of vectors: - Equality, Vector addition, negative of a vector, vector subtraction - Multiplying or dividing a vector by a scalar (a number):

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## This note was uploaded on 01/02/2010 for the course PHY 101 taught by Professor Pralle during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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