Physics Review Question|
Year: 1988 Question#: 12
Question: Which diagram represents the vector with the largest downward component ? [Assume each vector has the same magnitude.]
(1 ) (2 ) (3 ) (4)
What is this question really asking?
Explanation by: Esy C
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Because each vector has the same magnitude, fig (1) is most obviously directed downward. return to top
If this vector's magnitude was greater than that of fig (1), it would have a larger downward component. But all of the magnitudes are equal, so it doesn't. return to top
Again, this vector is not the one that points most directly downward. In fact this vector has no downward component. return to top
This is the least likely answer; the vector points upward. return to top
What's this question really asking?
Which vector has the largest downward component?
Remember component means part. return to top
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