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Vectors

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Does the changing the order of the vectors changes the angle of the resultant?I quite sure that the directions stays the same.
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Vectors

The angle (direction) of the resultant vector remains the same. That's the beauty of the polygon method of vector addition...it doesn't matter what order the vectors are added.

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No. But make sure you use the same reference axis on the Cartesian coordinate system. You can state the angle in a positive counterclockwise direction from the positive x axis.
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