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Unit 3 Quiz#1

 

1. Consider the map of the United States below. Given the scale that 1 cm = 400 km, use a protractor and a ruler to determine the displacement for the following trips. Indicate both the magnitude and the direction for each displacement vector.


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Vectors and Direction (11 seconds)

 

 

2. Aaron Agin is adding vectors for his homework assignment. In his hurry, he failed to identify the resultant. What was Aaron trying to add (A + B + C or B + A + D or ...) and which one of the vectors is the resultant? Answer each question clearly and give an explanation using complete sentences.

Aaron was trying to add __________.

The resultant is vector _________.

Explanation:


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Vectors and Direction (11 seconds)

Vector Addition (20 seconds)

Resultants (6 seconds)

 

 

3. Choose a scale and draw an accurately drawn vector addition diagram to determine the resultant of the following two vectors. In your diagram:

  1. clearly indicate the scale
  2. place arrowheads upon all vectors
  3. label the magnitude and direction of each vector
  4. label the resultant as R.

    Indicate the the magnitude and direction of the resultant.

4 m/s, 45 degrees + 3 m/s, 315 degrees


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Vectors and Direction (11 seconds)

Vector Addition (20 seconds)

Resultants (6 seconds)

 

4. In the Vector Addition Lab, the following data was collected for determining the displacement from the door of the Physics classroom to location 21E. Anna Litical (that bright young lady who knows all the answers) decides to determine the resultant the quick way. She first simplified her data into a pair of east-west and north-south vectors and then used the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the resultant displacement from the physics classroom to her assigned location.

Use Anna's method to determine the resultant displacement. PSYW


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Vectors and Direction (11 seconds)

Vector Addition (20 seconds)

Resultants (6 seconds)

 

 

 

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