# Vectors: 5 Minute Review Vectors can be added or subtracted. ◦ To add vectors graphically, draw one after the other, tip to tail. ◦ To add vectors algebraically,

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Vectors: 5 Minute Review Vectors can be added or subtracted. ◦ To add vectors graphically, draw one after the other, tip to tail. ◦ To add vectors algebraically,  Resolve the vectors into components.  Add the components of each direction.  Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the magnitude of the resultant vector and inverse tan to find the angle.

Vector Addition Example A boy pushes horizontally on a wagon with a force of 10 N. A girl pulls on the wagon’s handle at an angle of 30 degrees from the horizontal with a force of 8 N. What is the net force acting on the wagon?

Unit Vectors A unit vector is a vector that points along the x, y or z axis and is one unit long. ◦ The symbols for the x, y, and z unit vectors are ◦ Any vector can be expressed as a sum of its x, y and z components multiplied by unit vectors. ◦ The dimensions of the quantity are stated along with the unit vectors, e.g.

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Unit Vector Example A car has a velocity of 6 m/s in a direction 30 o north of east. Express this vector in terms of unit vectors. Let east be the positive x direction and north the positive y direction.

Operations with Vectors: Magnitude To find the magnitude of a vector, use the Pythagorean Theorem.

Multiplication of Vectors: 1.Vector Product of a Scalar and a Vector 2.Scalar Product of Two Vectors 3.Vector Product of Two Vectors

Multiplication of Vector by Scalar Applications momentump = mv electric forceF = qE Result A vector with the same direction, a different magnitude and perhaps different units.

Multiplication of Vector by Vector (Dot Product) Application workW = F  d Result A scalar with magnitude and no direction.

Multiplication of Vector by Vector (Dot Product) C = A  B C = AB cos  A B 

Multiplication of Vector by Vector (Cross Product) Application Work  = r  F Magnetic force F = qv  B Result A vector with magnitude and a direction perpendicular to the plane established by the other two vectors.

Multiplication of Vector by Vector (Cross Product) C = A  B C = AB sin  (magnitude) Direction determined by Right Hand Rule A B 

Multiplication of Vector by Vector (Cross Product) C = A  B A B 

Vector Multiplication: 2 types: Cross product & dot product

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