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What basically is a vector?

  1. Jun 26, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I mean to say that what a vector is?and what was the need for it?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Jun 26, 2008 #2


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    Very very simply, a vector is a quantity with both magnitude and direction. Vectors are used to represent things like velocity, acceleration and force. Try doing a 2D dynamics problem without any information about the direction of forces.
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