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...
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#### 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...
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#### 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...
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#### 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...
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06/02/19

#### 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...
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#### 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).

#### 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...
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#### 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...
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03/23/19

#### 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?

03/22/19

#### 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?

02/27/19

#### 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...
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#### 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...
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#### 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...
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