# What are vectors in 2 dimensions?

## What are vectors in 2 dimensions?

A vector is a mathematical quantity that has a magnitude and a direction. Vectors can be either two dimensional, with components in the x and y directions, or three dimensional, with components in the x, y, and z directions.

What are the two vectors in physics?

A vector is a quantity that has both magnitude and direction. Displacement, velocity, acceleration, and force are the vector quantities that we have discussed thus far in the Physics Classroom Tutorial. In the first couple of units, all vectors that we discussed were simply directed up, down, left or right.

What is a vector and grade 11 physics?

A vector is a physical quantity with magnitude and direction. Vectors may be represented as arrows where the length of the arrow indicates the magnitude and the arrowhead indicates the direction of the vector.

### What is a force Grade 11?

A force is anything that can cause a change to objects. change the shape of an object, accelerate or stop an object, and. change the direction of a moving object.

In grade 10 learners learnt about the resultant of vectors in one-dimension and different techniques of determining this. This work is now extended to finding the resultant of vectors in two dimensions. The same techniques from grade 10 are used and expanded on for determining the resultant.

What are vectors?

Now we will take these concepts further and learn about vectors in two dimensions as well as components of vectors. As a very short recap, a vector has both a magnitude and a direction. There are many physical quantities, like forces, that are well described by vectors (called or known as vector quantities).

## How do you sketch a vector in two dimensions?

6. 6Sketching the resultantWe can sketch vectors in two dimensions using the tail-to-head method. In this method thetail of one vector is placed at the head of the other vector. Everything Science www.everythingscience.co.za

Does a vector have magnitude and direction?

As a very short recap, a vector has both a magnitude and a direction. There are many physical quantities, like forces, that are well described by vectors (called or known as vector quantities).