Resolution of vectors
In this topic we will discuss about the meaning of resolution of vectors , how can we resolve a vector ? What are the applications of resolution of vectors ? and rectangular components of a vector quantity.
Before to know about the Resolution of vectors , students must know about what is a vector quantity?
After to know about vector quantity , students should learn about addition of vectors.
Resolution of vectors-
It is the process of splitting a single vector into two or more vectors in different directions which together produce the same effect as is produced by the single vector alone.
Application of resolution of vector –
(1) It is easier to pull a lawn roller than push it –
(2) Walking of a man is the another example of resolution of vector –
Rectangular components of a vector in a plane –
If we split a vector in two component vectors at right angles to each other then the component vectors are called rectangular components of a vector .
After completing all the topics related to vectors given above , students has to know about , the next topic related to vector , ADDITION OF VECTORS. To read the notes on multiplication of vectors click here-