Quick Review
Graphical decomposition of a single vector to produce two vectors whose sum is the original vector (resolving the vector into its components):
The above set into the XY coordinate plane:
By definition:
Examples
One component is along the negative x-axis and has an approximate magnitude of 10.4 units. The other component is along the positive y-axis and has a magnitude of 6.0 units.
The components would be: |