Ch 15: MTLE Mathematics: Vector Operations

About This Chapter

This chapter on vector operations uses engaging video lessons narrated by professional, knowledgeable instructors to get you ready for the related material contained within the MTLE Mathematics exam.

MTLE Mathematics: Vector Operations - Chapter Summary

This chapter examines the applications of vectors in mathematical operations so that you're prepared for their appearance on the exam. The topics dug into within this chapter include:

  • Defining and differentiating between scalars and vectors
  • Vector addition and subtraction
  • Resultants of vectors
  • Scalar multiplication of vectors
  • How to do vector operations using components

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6 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTLE Mathematics: Vector Operations
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Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

1. Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

In this lesson, we will examine scalars and vectors, learn why it is important to know the difference between the two and why remembering to add a direction to many of your exam answers could be the reason you get it right or wrong.

Vector Addition (Geometric Approach): Explanation & Examples

2. Vector Addition (Geometric Approach): Explanation & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain why we might need to add two vectors and, given magnitudes and directions, add two vectors using geometric methods. A short quiz will follow.

Vector Subtraction (Geometric): Formula & Examples

3. Vector Subtraction (Geometric): Formula & Examples

After watching this lesson, you will be able to subtract vectors geometrically and give examples of how that process might be used in physics. A short quiz will follow.

Resultants of Vectors: Definition & Calculation

4. Resultants of Vectors: Definition & Calculation

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a resultant of a vector is and use mathematics to calculate the resultant of two vectors. A short quiz will follow.

Scalar Multiplication of Vectors: Definition & Calculations

5. Scalar Multiplication of Vectors: Definition & Calculations

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what scalar multiplication is and complete basic calculations involving the scalar multiplication of vectors. A short quiz will follow.

How to Do Vector Operations Using Components

6. How to Do Vector Operations Using Components

After watching this lesson, you will understand how we analyze physics involving two-dimensional vectors and be able to split a vector at an angle into a vertical and horizontal component. A short quiz will follow.

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