The Graphical Method for Vector Addition and Scalar Multiplication

The Graphical Method for Vector Addition and Scalar Multiplication

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The Graphical Method for Vector Addition and Scalar Multiplication Graphical Addition Consider the vectors u = (3, 4) and v = (4, 1) in the plane. From the component method of vector addition we know that the sum of these two vectors is u + v = (7, 5). Graphically, we see that this is the same as the result we would get by "picking up" one of
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Unformatted text preview: the vectors (without changing either its direction or its magnitude), placing its end at the other (unmoved) vector's tip, and drawing an arrow from the origin to the new tip location for the displaced vector. Figure %: The sum of the vectors u = (3, 4) and v = (4, 1) in the plane....
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