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Vector Resolution: Definition & Practice Problems

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What is the general definition of vector resolution?

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1. How would you write 50 newtons east, and 70 newtons south in component form? (Use north to south as the y-axis, and east to west as the x-axis, like in the lesson.)

2. Two people, A and B are pulling a flag in a 2D tug of war. Person A is applying a force 25 newtons west, and 50 newtons north. The total force is 70 newtons west, and 10 newtons south. What force must person B be applying?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these study tools to explore what you understand about practice problems for vector resolution. Included are quiz questions on subjects like the general definition of vector resolution and writing newtons in component form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Understand how to:

  • Interpret the force being applied in a given scenario
  • Calculate how fast a person is going in a truck
  • Identify the similarity of motion being represented in a number of given examples

Skills Practiced

Use the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on practice problems for vector resolution
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve vector resolution practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding newtons in a different light

Additional Learning

Use this lesson to learn more about the subject. The lesson is named Vector Resolution: Definition & Practice Problems and it will emphasize the following study objectives:

  • Analyze what a vector resolution is
  • Assess the example calculation of vector resolution
  • Solve problems
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