Vector subtractionn

Vector subtractionn - If you graphically add back in the...

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Vector subtraction: in order to subtract one vector from another, you simply add its negative partner: u - v = u + (- 1)v . Thus, vectors can be subtracted graphically in the same manner used for adding them, by simply taking care to reverse the direction of the vector being subtracted: Figure %: The difference of the vectors u and v in the plane.
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Unformatted text preview: If you graphically add back in the subtracted vector to your result from the subtraction and you recover the initial vector you subtracted from. In other words, (u - v) + v = u in our graphical methods, as we should expect....
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