188 Questions for the topic Vectors

Where am I confused about force addition?

As far as my knowledge is concerned, a vector quantity should possess magnitude and direction & more over it should also obey the laws of vector addition. As we all know that the vector sum of... more

Torque direction meaning?

I apologize if this question is dumb, but I've looked all over for a straightforward answer and either I can't find one or the terms are too complex for me to understand. I have only a rudimentary... more

Understanding the trajectory of a projectile?

It is stated that a projectile's motion can be divided into individual vectors. Now according to the laws of physics, the forces acting in the y-direction will never cancel or affect the force... more

06/25/19

Physics of a skateboard ollie?

Does anyone have a good explanation of the physics and vectors of force involved in the skateboarding trick the ollie (where the skater jumps and causes the skateboard to rise off the ground with... more

Mechanics question (Vectors)

I'm really confused as to what I'm supposed to do here can someone please explain...The question is:The horizontal unit vectors i and j are in the directions east and north respectively.A model... more

05/23/19

VECTOR PROBLEM WITH FORCE

A block slides 42 m down a ramp that makes an angle of 60 degrees with the ground. Determine the mass of the block if 10 400 J of work was done. (Assume 1 kg exerts a force of 9.8 N).

04/27/19

Two canoeists are paddling a canoe. Vector analysis

Two canoeists are paddling on opposite sides of a canoe. One extends her arms out so that the force of 15lbs she exerts is directed backwards at an angle of 22 degrees with the canoe. The other... more

04/02/19

Calculate ground speed of plane.

A plane is heading due west: its nose points towards the west direction, but its trajectory on the ground deviates from the west direction due to a sideways component of the wind. The plane is also... more

What is vector division?

My question is: We have addition, subtraction and muliplication of vectors. Why cannot we define vector division? What is division of vectors?

What is vector division?

My question is: We have addition, subtraction and muliplication of vectors. Why cannot we define vector division? What is division of vectors?

Vectors/Physics- Boat Crossing River

The current in a straight river is flowing so that if a motorboat travels upstream at an angle of 20 degrees with a velocity of 15km/hr, it will land at a spot on the opposite shore directly... more

02/24/19

When subtracting vectors in a problem, how do you know which one to subtract from the other?

So in problems where you have to find the equation of a plane based on a coordinate point in the plane (6, 0, -2) that contains the line x=4-2t y=3+5t z=7+4t, you have to turn the parametric... more

10/09/18

Physics Vector word problem

Justin is trying to swim across a 300 m wide river with a 1.5 m/s current north. If he heads directly west for the opposite bank with an average speed of 1 m/s how far down the stream will he be... more
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