Addition and Subtraction of Vectors
The combining of vectors is not as simple as the process of adding scalars. Vectors have both magnitude and direction, and simply combining two vectors doesn’t result in their total. For clarity, consider an example of a car traveling 10 miles North and 10 miles South. Although the car has covered a distance of 20 miles, the net displacement is 0. Both North and South travel are vector quantities, and their opposite directions cancel each other out. In this piece, we will delve into the methods for combining and separating vectors.