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Vectors. Movie

A vector is a directed segment.

For vectors adding the parallelogram rule is used: the sum of two vectors with common beginning is represented as a diagonal of a parallelogram constructed on these vectors.

The movie explains the rule on the example of parachutist's velocity vectors. The parachutist is diving down with the velocity V1 and the velocity of a side wind is V2. They are added using the parallelogram rule. The resulted velocity of the parachutist V isn't a vertical. He lands far from the point of the original direction.

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