Ch 2: Overview of Vectors

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of basic vector concepts in physics. These lessons and self-assessment quizzes can benefit anyone who needs to prepare for a test, refresh their vector knowledge or complete class/homework assignments.

Overview of Vectors - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our expert physics instructors to review fundamental vector topics in the study of physics. Each lesson breaks down vector-related concepts in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. You can expect to study basic vector types and operations. Use the interactive lesson quizzes to help you practice solving vector problems on your own. Study the chapter at any time that fits your schedule, and feel free to reach out to our instructors if you have any questions about the material. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize different types of vectors
  • Use the geometric approach for vector addition and subtraction
  • Apply various components to perform vector operations
  • Identify standard basis vectors
  • Calculate the resultants of vectors
  • Add and subtract vectors

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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