How can I draw velocity vector diagrams?

1 Answer
Mar 23, 2018

Easiest way is to explain with a diagram. See below


Assume a car is travelling North at 100km/hr. It then turns E and continues at a reduced speed of 50km/hr .

Question: what is the resultant velocity?

You would have a vector diagram like "A"

Consider a mre involved route. The car goes N, then goes 10 deg E at 50km/hr, then turn E at 70km/hr, then turns N 50 deg E. at 35km/hr

The resultantant velocity vector is "B"

Always remeber velocity has a magnitude value and a direction value.

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