Ch 3: NYSTCE Physics: Vectors & Scalars

About This Chapter

In preparation for the NYSTCE Physics exam, watch these engaging lesson videos to reinforce your understanding of vectors and scalars in physics. While doing so, you can review how to perform mathematical operations with vectors.

NYSTCE Physics: Vectors & Scalars - Chapter Summary

Complete the activities of this chapter to prepare for questions about vectors and scalars on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Physics test. Watch our professional instructors as they review the difference between vectors and scalars and then explain the equations used when solving for the components of vectors. After this chapter, you should have mastery over:

  • Differences between scalars and vectors
  • Adding vectors with the geometric approacg
  • Calculating resultants of vectors
  • Determining the magnitude and direction of vectors

Complete the lesson quizzes in this chapter to reinforce your knowledge of vectors and scalars and discover topics you may want to review before you take the NYSTCE Physics exam. During this review, use video tags to go directly to spots in the lessons where key subjects were discussed or, for an alternative review of the material, read over the lesson transcripts.

NYSTCE Physics: Vectors & Scalars Chapter Objectives

New York State uses the NYSTCE Physics exam to certify its physics teachers. This certification exam is administered in a four-hour and 15-minute testing session, in which test takers are given 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response question to complete. Of the material covered on the exam, these vectors and scalars topics are covered within the foundations of scientific inquiry section, which makes up 19% of the exam. Additional vector topics may be found within the mechanics and thermodynamics and the electricity and magnetism sections. Use the activities in this chapter to improve your knowledge of vectors and scalars and prepare for such questions on test dat.

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