parallelogram rule


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parallelogram rule

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1. (General Physics) maths physics a rule for finding the resultant of two vectors by constructing a parallelogram with two adjacent sides representing the magnitudes and directions of the vectors, the diagonal through the point of intersection of the vectors representing their resultant
2. (Mathematics) maths physics a rule for finding the resultant of two vectors by constructing a parallelogram with two adjacent sides representing the magnitudes and directions of the vectors, the diagonal through the point of intersection of the vectors representing their resultant
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225, 232), Hassing's extensive and probing essay here examines the arguments favoring ontological and methodological reductionism, and shows the inadequacy of the early grounding, by reductionists such as Laplace, of the project for a unified science under the parallelogram rule in classical mechanics.