# Video Discussion: Introductory Vector Addition Problem using Component Vectors

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Name: Introductory Vector Addition Problem using Component Vectors

Category: Kinematics

Date Added: 22 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

Submitter: Flipping Physics

Short Description: None Provided

A simple, introductory vector addition problem that combines the concepts of vectors, cardinal directions, tip-to-tail vector addition and component vectors.

Content Times:

0:14 Reading and understanding the problem.

1:25 Drawing the Vector Diagram.

2:28 A common mistake about where to place the arrowhead on the Resultant Vector.

3:39 This is NOT a Vector Diagram!

4:34 How NOT to solve the problem.

5:12 Breaking vector B in to its component in the y direction.

6:02 Breaking vector B in to its component in the x direction.

6:52 Redrawing the Vector Diagram using the components of vector B.

7:30 Finding the direction of our Resultant Vector.

8:35 Finding the magnitude of our Resultant Vector.

9:47 Summarizing the entire problem in 27 seconds.

10:19 The review.

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