 ×     #### Thank you for registering.

One of our academic counsellors will contact you within 1 working day.

Click to Chat

1800-1023-196

+91-120-4616500

CART 0

• 0

MY CART (5)

Use Coupon: CART20 and get 20% off on all online Study Material

ITEM
DETAILS
MRP
DISCOUNT
FINAL PRICE
Total Price: Rs.

There are no items in this cart.
Continue Shopping
```
2dimension

```
8 years ago

```							two vectors a and b are equal if they have the same direction and the same magnitude (or length). We could then write
a = b

A vector a may be multiplied by a scalar s (remember, a scalar is an ordinary number). We could write this new vector as
c = s a
This new vector c has the same direction as vector a and its magnitude is s times the magnitude of a.
We write the magnitude (or length) of a vector without boldface or without a vector over it. The magnitude of a vector is an ordinary scalar; there is no direction associated with the magnitude of a vector.
Speed is the magnitude of velocity and distance is the magnitude of displacement.

Consider two vectors A and B which we want to add. They might be displacement vectors or velocity vectors or electric field vectors -- or any vectors at all. We can add them graphically by drawing vector A and then, at the tip of vector A, drawing vector B as shown below. The sum of vectors is called the resultant. The resultant vector R, is the vector that we can draw from the beginning of A to the end of B. We can write this as
R = A + B

Vector addition is commutative. That means the order in which we add vectors does not affect the resultant. To add vectors A and B we could begin by drawing vector B. At the end of vector B we would then draw vector A. The resultant vector R is then the vector we can draw by starting at the beginning of B and finishing at the end of A. We could write this as
R = B + A
These resultants are exactly the same. That means
A + B = B + A

Sometime people will draw the vectors in twice to form a parallelogram . The resultant R is the diagonal as shown. This is referred to as vector addition by the parallelogram method.
```
8 years ago
Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?

## Other Related Questions on Discuss with colleagues and IITians

View all Questions »  ### Course Features

• 728 Video Lectures
• Revision Notes
• Previous Year Papers
• Mind Map
• Study Planner
• NCERT Solutions
• Discussion Forum
• Test paper with Video Solution  ### Course Features

• 731 Video Lectures
• Revision Notes
• Test paper with Video Solution
• Mind Map
• Study Planner
• NCERT Solutions
• Discussion Forum
• Previous Year Exam Questions