Vid5. Vectors

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THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE Name: Mai Nguyen Video 5. Vectors Class: PHY2425.1P1 1. List a few examples of systems that describe where something is: GPS/Navigation systems, tracking devices, vector Mathematics 2. What quantity has both magnitude and direction? Vectors 3. Give several examples of vectors and scalars: Vectors: displacement, velocity, acceleration Scalar: time, mass, speed, magnitude 4. What sort of system is vital to any map? Coordinate system 5. Who was the first person to introduce the idea of the complex number? Wallis 6. Explain how “triangulation” works:

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Unformatted text preview: Two different angles, lines drawn until intersected 7. What effect does multiplying a vector by a negative scalar have on the vector? Reverses its direction 8. What is a vector dot product? Multiplying 2 vectors. The product is a scalar product. 9. What is the right-hand rule used to find in vector multiplication? Used to find the direction, for spinning objects 10. In the Aristotelian world all places only had meaning with respect to what point? Center of the earth 11. A vector has size and position, but no . Place...
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## This note was uploaded on 07/04/2011 for the course PHYS 2425 taught by Professor Sherman during the Spring '08 term at Collin College.

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