# AP Physics 1: 3.1 Properties of Objects and Systems

We hope you'll be *vector*ious in answering this shmoopy question about vectors!

AP Physics 1 | Properties of Objects and Systems |

Language | English Language |

Science Practice 7 | Relating knowledge across scales, concepts, and representations |

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will the resulting vector field go And here the potential

answers that way Vector field Before we jump into this

let's take another look at our vector field diagram this

puppy right here Well there are five vertical vectors and

three horizontal doctors say one for five and a one

two three But notice that the question states the vector

fields have the same magnitude So it's important that we

don't get thrown off by the number of lines we

see They're just representative of a plane If we know

we're dealing with two vector fields of equal magnitude going

in different directions How do we figure out the net

Vector field Well we have to add the vectors do

that We take one vector from each field and place

them tip to tail Then we connect the ends to

find the net factor like this Well that means our

option d is the correct answer Now this question the

answer is pretty straight forward once we know how to

put the vectors together After all we're just drawing a

line to make a right triangle But if the diagrams

aren't is straight and need is this one or if

we just can't visualize what it's supposed to look like

Well we can sketch you draw the line ourselves to

make it clear That's right We may have to doodle

on our ap physics test that's just fine We just

need to make sure we're drawing vector diagrams and pink

unicorn and next time we're day driving Well that's the

kind of job that a theoretical physicist will do Remember 00:01:50.314 --> [endTime] sheldon man even when you're trying to waste time