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science space and astronomy# What is a vector in trigonometry?

Last Updated: 23rd April, 2020

**vector**is any quantity, such as force, that hasboth a magnitude (amount) and a direction. If the

**vectors**form a right triangle, you can use the Pythagorean Theorem and the

**trigonometric**functions sine, cosine, and tangent to findthe magnitude and direction of the resultant.

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Moreover, what is the component form of a vector?

The **vectors** standard position has its startingpoint in origin. The **component form of a vector** is theordered pair that describes the changes in the x- and y-values. Two**vectors** are equal if they have the same magnitude anddirection. They are parallel if they have the same or oppositedirection.

Also Know, what is a vector example? **Examples** of such quantities include distance,displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, force, mass, momentum,energy, work, power, etc. A **vector** quantity is a quantitythat is fully described by both magnitude anddirection.

Keeping this in view, what is a vector in standard position?

A **standard vector** is a **vector in standardposition**, which means a **vector** with initial point at theorigin in the Cartesian coordinate system. Every **vector** inthe plane is equivalent to a **standard vector**. Displacementis an example of a quantity measured by a**vector**.

What is the difference between a ray and a vector?

**Vector** and **ray** are symbolized the sameway: a line segment with an arrow on one end but they are very**different** things. **Vector** be like this: A **ray**has just a direction and a starting point, and it has infinitelength. A **ray** would be like starting where you are now **inthe** direction south-east.