Ch 6: AP Physics 2: Vector & Scalar Fields

About This Chapter

As you prepare for the AP Physics 2 exam, review vector and scalar fields with the help of this informative chapter. Our text and video lessons outline even the most challenging topics in an easy-to-follow way so you can master this material and go on to get a great score on the exam.

AP Physics 2: Vector & Scalar Fields - Chapter Summary

This helpful chapter covers vectors, scalars and how both are used to make inferences so you can easily study for the AP Physics 2 exam. Each short video or text lesson is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz you can use to test your understanding and see where you need to study further before the exam. You can use the video tabs feature to quickly jump forwards or backwards in a video lesson to just the spot you'd like to watch. If you need assistance as you review the lessons, feel free to contact an instructor. This chapter is designed to assist you to:

  • Identify the different types of vectors
  • Explain what vector diagrams are used for
  • Describe the geometric approach to vector addition
  • Make inferences using vector and scalar fields
  • Give examples of scalar quantity as its defined in physics
  • Detail the uses for scalar addition
  • Use scalar fields to make inferences

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