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1. While Dexter is on a camping trip with his boy scout troop, the scout leader gives each boy a compass and a map. Dexter's map contains several sets of directions. One of the directions in Dexter's set reads
In the space below, utilize the scale of 1 cm = 1 km and the headtotail addition method in order to determine the resultant displacement for this set of directions. Label the magnitude of each vector. Place arrowheads on each vector. Clearly label the resultant, along with its magnitude and direction. Construct a clear and accurate diagram.
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Vector Addition (20 seconds) Resultants (6 seconds) 
2. Rosa Bote is navigating the Mississippi. Her boat can travel straight across the river with a velocity of 8.0 m/sec, East. On Tuesday, the river current was 3.0 m/sec, South.
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Vector Addition (20 seconds) Resultants (6 seconds) Independence of Perpendicular Components of Motion (12 seconds) 
3. A pack of Arctic wolves discover the carcass of a dead bear. A tugofwar ensues as four wolves begin pulling in different directions upon the carcass. A top view of the four horizontal forces are shown in the sketch (unscaled) to the right. Assume that the vertical (up and down) forces (Fgrav and Fnorm) cancel each other out.
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Vector Addition (20 seconds) Resultants (6 seconds) Newton's Second Law of Motion (12 seconds) 
4. Kent Findhisway, a visitor to the school, meets you in the doorway of the physics classroom (Room 159) and wants directions to the Autos Courtyard. Being entrenched in the subject of vectors, you decide to describe the necessary movement using a series of displacement vectors. Using complete sentences, describe the necessary displacements (magnitude and direction) which will take Kent through the hallways to the Autos courtyard. Use the diagram below and the indicated scale (1 cm = 5.0 m).
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Vector Addition (20 seconds) Resultants (6 seconds) 
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