This geometric procedure for adding vectors works in general

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This geometric procedure for adding vectors works in general. For any two vectors u and v in the plane, the sum of the vectors is graphically given as in the following figure: Figure %: The sum of the vectors u and v in the plane. The geometric procedure is valid for 3-dimensional vectors as well.
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Unformatted text preview: Notice that in the same way that any two lines lie in a plane, any two vectors in 3-dimensional space will also lie in the same plane. This recognition allows us to see that the sum of two vectors will always lie in the plane defined by the original two vectors....
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