Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 2 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 11

Answer

The diagonal of a parallelogram represents the resultant, or sum, of the two vectors that are used to construct the parallelogram.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 29. Figure 2.8 on page 28 shows a special case, in which the parallelogram happens to be a rectangle.
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