# VECTORS - Finding Resultants Guided Notes - PowerPoint

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This is a zipped file that contains a single sided pdf notes sheet to work along with a 11 slide animated PowerPoint.

In my physics class after learning kinematic equations and before learning projectiles, I do some mini lessons on vector math. Isolating vectors instead of learning in context seems to pay off when we go on to dynamics where the vectors are not in a few limited orientations like they are in projectiles.

This lesson introduces finding the resultant of 2 vectors that are at right angles.

The vectors are sketched tails together (NOT tip to tail).
Pythagorean theorem is used to find the magnitude of the resultant & inverse tangent is used to find the direction.

There is a guided example followed by individual practice with answers.

This is the 2nd of a 3 (or maybe 4!) part series on vectors.

Vectors - Describing Directions is posted HERE

The 3rd part will be Vectors - Breaking Into Components.
(look for that....maybe over Columbus Day weekend)
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