Sum of two vectors having an included angle greater than ninety degrees
Journal of electrocardiology
Cardiomegaly (physiopathology); Humans; Mathematics; Vectorcardiography
If the angle between two vectors is acute an increase in either vector will increase the resultant. If the angle is obtuse, however, an increase in one vector may either decrease or increase the resultant. A mathematical derivation and a simple geometric construction are presented. The theory is applied to vectors in the horizontal plane in right ventricular hypertrophy. It is shown that as the right ventricular vector is increased from a small value, the resultant vector may first decrease and then increase again with a continuous clockwise rotation.
Nelson CV, Hodgkin BC. Sum of two vectors having an included angle greater than ninety degrees. J Electrocardiol. 1975;8(3):285-286. doi:10.1016/s0022-0736(75)80060-4