Advanced PlacementCollegeHigh School / EngineeringPhysics

Vector Addition

The purpose of this experiment is to use a force table to experimentally determine the force that balances two other forces. This result is checked by adding the two forces using their horizontal and vertical vector components and by graphically adding the force vectors.


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Force Table

Super Pulley Force Table

The Super Pulley Force Table facilitates the study of summed vector forces and allows students to resolve vectors into their components.

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