Sir I wanted to know the concept of resolution of vectors into components in the process of vector addition
can you please explain the concept of resolution of vectors into components
Vector has a length from source point to a destination point and also direction from source to destination.
For example, vector OA, starts from point O and ends on A.
But the length of the vector is not the only way to reach from point O to A.
If we use cartesian coordinate system, then we can start from O and move some distance in x direction, then some in y and similarly in z. And still we'll reach to point A.
Those some distances along x, y and z directions are called the components of the vector in the x, y and z direction respectively.
For example OA = ai + bj + ck, where a, b and c are the components ("those some distances along x, y and z directions respectively") of the vector OA. And i, j and k are unit vectors.
When we have to add two vectors we add their corresponding components.