Adding Vectors End to End
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
High School - HSN-VM.B.4b
How to Add Vectors End to End - Adding vectors can sometimes be a complicated procedure. Here are a few procedures with steps that can help you add your vectors from end to end. Explanation #1 - The first step that is involved you have to find the sum of each of the vectors. Second step includes drawing the lines that indicate and model the vectors. Step three involves counting the blocks that have been covered by the two vectors: x = 3 y = 4 Step four involves finding magnitude of the the resultant vector. For this step the most common approach is using the Pythagoras Theorem which is: a2 + b2 = c2 The resultant vectors in this case will be: x2 + y2 = r2 or 32 + 42 = r2 | r = √ (32 + 42) | r = 5 Explanation #2 - The first step involves understanding what is being asked in the question which is usually going to be "find the sum of the vectors". The second step is to draw those legs again and see where they fall. Step three involves the same step as previous one, counting the number of blocks covered by each vector: x = 5, y = 5 The fourth step is finding the resultant factor using the Pythagorean theorem: a2 + b2 = c2 The resultant vector is: 52 + 52 = r2 | The resultant is r = √ (52 + 52) | r = 7.07. This worksheet series shows students how to use vector addition to find the end result of two vectors which in motion is usually a measure of net force.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Vector Sums Step-by-step Lesson- The method I use here is sometimes called Triangle Vector Addition.
- Guided Lesson - Find the sum of the three different sets of vectors.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - I used different colors to delineate between the two vectors. It would help to print this one in color.
- Practice Worksheet - Four pages of vectors to start adding up.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the vector to the sum that they generate.
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Math Skill Quizzes
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