Operations on vectors in magnitude and direction form

Operations on vectors in magnitude and direction form

By now we should be able to add or subtract vectors if we are given their components, but what if we are only given their magnitudes and direction angles instead? In this section, we will learn how to perform operations on vectors presented in magnitude and direction form, using the "three-steps approach".

Lessons

  • Introduction

  • 1.
    Given the following vectors for p\vec{p}, q\vec{q}, t\vec{t}
    Operations on vectors in magnitude and direction form
    find p+q\vec{p}+\vec{q}

  • 2.
    Given the following vectors for p\vec{p}, q\vec{q}, t\vec{t}
    Operations on vectors in magnitude and direction form
    find t+p\vec{t}+\vec{p}