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The vector subtractions AB - AC and AC-AB are illustrated using the "parallelogram law" to produce vector AD and AD' respectively.

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Cabri
Uses the CabriJava interactive geometry applet. You can download the file by double-clicking on the display and then selecting the option at bottom right. You can then load it into your copy of Cabri.

Glossary

vector

A mathematical object with magnitude and direction.

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This question appears in the following syllabi:

SyllabusModuleSectionTopicExam Year
AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M1VectorsVector theory-
AQA AS Maths 2017MechanicsVectorsVector Basics-
AQA AS/A2 Maths 2017MechanicsVectorsVector Basics-
CCEA A-Level (NI)M1VectorsVector theory-
CIE A-Level (UK)M1VectorsVector theory-
Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M1VectorsVector theory-
Edexcel AS Maths 2017Pure MathsVectorsVector Basics-
Edexcel AS/A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsVectorsVector Basics-
OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M1VectorsVector theory-
OCR AS Maths 2017Pure MathsVectorsVector Basics-
OCR MEI AS Maths 2017Pure MathsVectorsVector Basics-
OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M1VectorsVector theory-
Pre-U A-Level (UK)MechVectorsVector theory-
Universal (all site questions)VVectorsVector theory-
WJEC A-Level (Wales)M1VectorsVector theory-