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Glossary section 4

Mary M. Rodgers and Peter R. Cavanagh

SECTION 4 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS

4.1 Composition of Vectors
4.2 Resolution of Vectors
4.3 Differentiation
4.4 Derivatives
4.5 Integration
4.6 Integrals
4.7 Vector Algebra
4.8 Reference Frame
4.9 Space Diagrams
4.10 Free Body Diagram
4.11 Equations of Motion
4.12 Noise
4.13 Smoothing
4.14 Cartesian Coordinate System

SECTION 4 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS

4.1 Composition of Vectors

The use of vector algebra to combine vectors that act in the same plane (coplanar) and that have the same point of application (concurrent). The use of vector algebra to combine vectors in this way is called composition of vectors. An example of this is shown in Figure 2.

Synonym: vector addition


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