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Overview of Vectors Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Order the following steps in adding vectors geometrically:

a) Place the first vector with its tail at the origin.

b) Draw and measure a line from the final vector's head to the origin.

c) Place subsequent vectors with their tail on the first vector's head.

Question 2 2. A _____ has magnitude and direction, while a _____ only has magnitude.

Question 3 3. In order to subtract a vector geometrically we need to turn the negative vector by _____ and then add.

Question 4 4. In a different tug of war, one team pulls with a force of 50 newtons at an angle of 30 degrees from the positive x-axis, and a second team pulls with a force of 25 newtons at an angle of 250 degrees. Use a scale drawing to determine the total force and angle applied to the central ring. (NOTE: You will need paper, a protractor and a ruler to complete this question.)

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT an example of a situation when you might need to add vectors?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is the meaning of a scale drawing?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a correct example of geometric vector addition? (NOTE: In these diagrams, the BLACK arrow is the total, and the blue and red arrows are the vectors we should be adding together.)

Question 8 8. How do you add vectors geometrically?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is an example of a vector?

Question 10 10. If you run around a field for a total of 1300 meters and end up back where you started, what was your distance, and what was your displacement?

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Question 11 11. Which of these is NOT a way you can manipulate vectors mathematically?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the definition of a vector?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an example of a vector quantity?

Question 14 14. If the following image is the vector F1, what would negative F1 look like?

Question 15 15. If vector 1 has a magnitude of 3, and a direction of 30 degrees below the negative x-axis, and vector 2 has a magnitude of 4, and a direction of 80 degrees below the negative x-axis, what is vector 1 minus vector 2? (Please complete this question geometrically using paper, a pencil and a ruler.)

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Question 16 16. When might you need to subtract vectors?

Question 17 17. Which of the following shows the correct result vector of vector a minus vector b?

Question 18 18. Which of these equations is a case where you would NOT ever need to subtract two vectors?

Overview of Vectors Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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