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the number on the left is the displacement, on the right is the vector. The person travelling i order of the numbers ....not sure how to explain this because there are no instructions only a shart with the titles of the categories Steps, Displacement, Vector.
I'm supposed to find the Displacement. How do I do that?
20m North
52m South
19m East
30m North
1m West
1m North
10m South
56m North
19m West
26m South

  • physics - ,

    There is no magic but to resolve each and every vector into its components (East =x, North =y), and add up each component.
    A well formatted table will help you organize your work. A suitable format could be:
    Distance Direction(°) x-component y-component
    20 90 20cos(90) 20 sin(90)
    52 -90 20cos(-90) 20sin(-90)
    ....
    26 -90 26cos(-90) 26sin(-90)
    ------------------------------------
    Total --- x-total y-total

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    I don't get that ....please help..this is my first year of physics so i have no idea at all

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