# Ch 1: AP Physics C: Vectors

Learn about the components of vectors and how to work through equations involving them in this lesson preparing you for the AP Physics C exam. High-quality instruction and engaging videos come together to maximize the effectiveness of your studies.

## AP Physics C: Vectors - Chapter Summary

The videos in this physics chapter discuss the nature of vectors and how to work through equations evaluating them. Our instructors provide you with a deep foundation of knowledge about vectors to draw upon in their calculations and analysis during related exams. This chapter includes lessons which explain:

• The definition of vectors
• Resultants of vectors
• Subtraction, addition, and multiplication of vectors
• Vector components
• The dot product and cross product of two vectors

Video Objective
What is a Vector? - Definitions & Types Explore force vectors and velocity vectors in this video explaining vector basics.
Vector Addition (Geometric Approach): Explanation & Examples See how to add vectors through the geometric approach.
Resultants of Vectors: Definition & Calculation Explore how to find resultant vectors through vector addition.
Scalar Multiplication of Vectors: Definition & Calculations Define scalar multiplication and see related equations.
Vector Subtraction (Geometric): Formula & Examples Learn how to use the head-to-tail method to solve subtraction equations with vectors in this video.
Standard Basis Vectors: Definition & Examples Describe standard basis vectors and how to find them mathematically.
How to Do Vector Operations Using Components Explore methods for using direction and magnitude to solve vector operations.
Vector Components: The Magnitude of a Vector Explain how to solve for magnitude using the component form of vectors.
Vector Components: The Direction of a Vector See steps for solving for direction in component form.
Vector Resolution: Definition & Practice Problems Learn to split vectors into two or more to find vector resolution in this lesson.
The Dot Product and Vectors: Definition & Formula Review how to find the dot products of two vectors here.
Finding the Cross Product of Two Vectors Describe the process of finding the cross product of two vectors in this video lesson.

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: AP Physics C: Vectors
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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