How to Do Vector Operations Using Components


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If you fire a cannonball at a shallow angle, how will the x and y components of its velocity compare?

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1. If you shoot something up at a high angle, how will the x and y components compare?

2. Why is it helpful to split a vector at an angle into components?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will expand your awareness of how to use components for vector operations. The quiz will also assess your understanding of concepts like comparing x and y components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify velocity in given equations
  • Understand the purpose of splitting a vector at an angle
  • Compare and contrast x and y components

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on using components for vector operations
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a vector
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about vector quantities in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve x and y velocity components practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more review the lesson called How to Do Vector Operations Using Components. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define vector
  • Understand how to break a vector into components
  • Use geometry to figure out the sizes of components