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Vector addition using graphical method

  1. Sep 6, 2009 #1

    How do I use the graphical method of vector addition to determine the magnitude and direction of the resultant displacement??? Just the steps on how to determine displacement vectors??
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  3. Sep 6, 2009 #2


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    Welcome to PF!

    Hello Turn09! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    This is the vector triangle method …

    just draw the two given vectors, with arrows, and join their ends …

    the third side of the triangle is the vector you want.

    (The only tricky part is getting the arrows the right way round, to make sure (by following the arrows) that you've stuck the second vector on the correct end of the first vector! :wink:)
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