Three forces P, Q and R act on a particle at O in the plane of the coordinate axes Ox, Oy. Force P acts along Ox, Q acts along Oy and R acts at an angle with Ox. The resultant vector is shown.

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## Glossary

### axes

One of two straights line on a graph from which measurements are taken. One axis (the y axis) is vertical; the other (the x axis)is horizontal.

### coordinate

One of the measurements of distance of a point from the axes of the graph.

### force

that which causes a body to accelerate or change in momentum

### particle

an object with negligible size and internal structure, which can be represented by a point; the fundamental assumption in mechanics.

### vector

A mathematical object with magnitude and direction.

## This question appears in the following syllabi:

Syllabus | Module | Section | Topic | Exam Year |
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AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M1 | Statics | Forces as vectors | - |

AQA A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Kinematics | 3D Vectors | - |

AQA AS/A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Kinematics | 3D Vectors | - |

CCEA A-Level (NI) | M1 | Statics | Forces as vectors | - |

CIE A-Level (UK) | M1 | Statics | Forces as vectors | - |

Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M1 | Statics | Forces as vectors | - |

Edexcel A2 Maths 2017 | Pure Maths | Vectors | 3D Vectors | - |

Edexcel AS/A2 Maths 2017 | Pure Maths | Vectors | 3D Vectors | - |

OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M1 | Statics | Forces as vectors | - |

OCR A2 Maths 2017 | Pure Maths | Vectors | 3D Vectors | - |

OCR MEI A2 Maths 2017 | Pure Maths | Vectors | 3D Vectors | - |

OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M1 | Statics | Forces as vectors | - |

Pre-U A-Level (UK) | Mech | Statics | Forces as vectors | - |

Universal (all site questions) | S | Statics | Forces as vectors | - |

WJEC A-Level (Wales) | M1 | Statics | Forces as vectors | - |