Chapter 5 – Vector Applications

Topic 5.4
Applications of Vectors

Applications of Vectors covers two examples. The first is adding physical force vectors, the second is the navigation of a ship in moving water (a current) which is equivalent to plane flying in moving air (wind). The initial vectors are given in polar form and need to be added by converting to Cartesian coordinates.

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