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Vector Subtraction

Main Concept

Vectors  quantities have both magnitude and  direction.

 

Vectors can only be subtracted from other vectors.

 

Given two vectors a and b, their difference can be written as a  b.

 

Vector subtraction can be viewed as vector addition.

c  =  a  b

c  =  a + b

 

By placing two vectors tip-to-tip the difference between the vectors can be found.

 

Always verify your resultant vector:

a  b + b = a

b  a+ a = b 

 

Click and or drag on the graph to change the vectors.

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