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Graphical Resolution of Vectors

We explore how to resolve vectors graphically by taking a ride on a train and geocaching in the mountains.

Graphical Resolution of Vectors We explore how to resolve vectors graphically by taking a ride on a train and geocaching in the mountains.

Premiere Date: July 10, 2018 | Runtime: 00:06:17

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Learning Objectives

-Review what vectors and scalars are.

-Review how to add vectors with the tip to tail method and show how to break vectors into their components.

-Analyze a one-dimensional vector problem.

-Explain a two-dimensional vector example using a ruler and protractor.

Toolkit

Note-Taking Guide and Questions to Consider
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Practice Problems
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Vector Treasure Hunt Lab
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Vocabulary

magnitude - the amount or quantity.

Pythagorean Theorem - a theorem that states that the square of the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.

resultant - a vector quantity that is equal to the addition of two or more vector components acting at the same point.

scalars - quantities that are described by magnitude alone (e.g. time, speed, mass, distance).

tip-to-tail method - a method of vector addition where one can add any two vectors by placing the tail of one so that it meets the tip of the other one.

vectors - quantities that express magnitude and direction.

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