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1

What is a scalar quantity?

A quantity with magnitude but no direction.

2

What is a vector quantity?

A quantity with magnitude and direction.

3

When adding two perpendicular vectors what can you use to find the direction of the resultant?

Trigonometry

4

When adding two perpendicular vectors what can you use to find the magnitude of the resultant?

Pythagoras' Theorem

5

What is vector resolution?

The process of splitting a vector into two perpendicular components.

6

What is a resultant vector?

The sum of two or more individual vectors.

7

How is the resultant found in a vector diagram when adding several vectors together?

Join the vectors nose to tail and the resultant is from the tail of the first to the nose of the last vector.