This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.
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
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.
View Full DocumentGeneral 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
This is the end of the preview. Sign up
to
access the rest of the document.
 Spring '08
 CROFT
 Physics

Click to edit the document details