# Ch 2: AP Physics 1: Vectors

### About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn about vectors and related calculations. Use the quizzes at the end of each lesson to gauge your comprehension of these learning materials.

## AP Physics 1: Vectors - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In order to gain a satisfactory understanding of physics, it's essential that you understand vectors. In this series of video lessons, a qualified instructor will walk you through the definitions of different kinds of vectors and how to describe them in terms of magnitude, direction and other qualities. You'll also learn how to perform calculations on those vectors, including scalar multiplication. In these lessons, you'll learn things like:

• The definition of a vector
• Geometric methods for for adding and subtracting vectors
• How to calculate characteristics of vectors

Video Objective
What Is a Vector? - Definition & Types Define and describe types of vectors.
Vector Addition (Geometric Approach): Explanation & Examples Describe vector addition and the geometric approach to adding vectors.
Resultants of Vectors: Definition & Calculation Analyze resultants, and explain how to calculate a resultant vector.
Scalar Multiplication of Vectors: Definition & Calculations Establish how to use scalar multiplication to make vector calculations.
Vector Subtraction (Geometric): Formula & Examples Describe the head-to-tail method of subtracting vectors geometrically.
Standard Basis Vectors: Definition & Examples Define standard basis vectors and how to find them.
How to Do Vector Operations Using Components Explain how to use components to perform vector operations.
Vector Components: The Magnitude of a Vector Go over the process for calculating the magnitude of a vector.
Vector Components: The Direction of a Vector Learn about the process for calculating the direction of a vector.
Vector Resolution: Definition & Practice Problems Explain the process for determining vector resolution by separating a vector into multiple smaller vectors.

10 Lessons in Chapter 2: AP Physics 1: Vectors
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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