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Description of a Simple Vector - Physics

 
Vectors are simple straight lines used to illustrate the direction and magnitude of certain quantities. Vectors have a starting point at one end (tail) and an arrow at the opposite end (head), as shown in Figure 2.
 
 
Examples of Vector Quantities:
 
Displacement, velocity, acceleration, and force are examples of vector quantities. Momentum and magnetic field strength are also good examples of vector quantities, although somewhat more difficult to understand. In each of these examples, the main ingredients of magnitude and direction are present.
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