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Resultant of a Vector
An airplane (blue) flies while the wind (green) deflects it from its path, giving the resultant (red). The same principles apply to a person swimming in a stream or sailing a boat.
Contributed by:
Lionel Balmer
Suggested by:
Bernard Vuilleumier
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Snapshot 1: the airplane's force and the resultant have the same value
Snapshot 2: the airplane's and the wind's vectors are opposed and equal so the resultant is null
Snapshot 3: the airplane's and the wind's vectors are opposed but the wind's is smaller than the airplane's
Snapshot 4: the airplane's and the wind's vectors are opposed but the wind's is stronger than the airplane's
Snapshot 5: the resultant is at a right angle to the airplane's vector
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Resultant of a Vector
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http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ResultantOfAVector/
Contributed by:
Lionel Balmer
Suggested by:
Bernard Vuilleumier
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