Lecture 1 - General Physics 8/28/2010 MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS...

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General Physics 8/28/2010 A. Brahmia 1 MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS Addition of Vectors – If two vectors are in the same direction and along the same line, the resultant vectors will be the arithmetic sum of the magnitudes and the direction will be the direction of the original vectors. MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS. .. Addition of Vectors… – If the vectors are in opposite directions and along the same line, the resultant vector will have a magnitude equal to the difference in the magnitudes of the original vectors and the direction of the resultant will be the same as the direction of the vector which has the greater magnitude. A B B R R B A x y
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General Physics 8/28/2010 A. Brahmia 2 MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS. .. Addition of Vectors… – If the vectors vectors are at some angle to each other than 0 or 180 , then special methods must be used to determine the magnitude and direction of the resultant. – 1) Tip to tail method
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