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Say that point C is   x=4, y=2   and that point D is   x=3, y= 5 .  What column matrix represents the displacement from C to D?


So the column matrix is ( -1, 3 )T

Reading Displacements from Graph Paper

Vector between two Points

The above diagram shows a vector between two points. The the elements of the displacement between the two points can be read off of the graph by counting the number of squares from the tail of the vector to the tip: (-3, 5)T.

Vector between two Points

Now do the same with the second diagram.


What is the displacement from E to F?

( )T