Ch 2: Vectors

Watch this series of video lessons for an introduction to vectors as they're used in basic physics calculations. Use the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to measure your progress.

Vectors - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Understanding vectors is an important building block in learning about physics. In this series of video lessons led by experienced instructors, you'll gain an overview of types of vectors as well as how to manipulate them. You'll also learn how to perform calculations to better describe a vector's properties. In this chapter, you'll learn things like:

• Types of vectors
• Characteristics for describing and defining vectors
• Types of operations that can be performed on vectors

Video Objective
What Is a Vector? - Definition & Types Define vectors, and discuss different kinds of vectors.
Vector Addition (Geometric Approach): Explanation & Examples Describe the geometric method of vector addition.
Resultants of Vectors: Definition & Calculation Define resultant vector, and describe how to determine the value of one.
Scalar Multiplication of Vectors: Definition & Calculations Define scalar multiplication, and explain how to perform scalar multiplication operations.
Vector Subtraction (Geometric): Formula & Examples Explain the head-to-tail way of figuring out vector subtraction.
Standard Basis Vectors: Definition & Examples Define and give examples of these kinds of vectors.
How to Do Vector Operations Using Components Explain how to perform vector operations using components.
Vector Components: The Magnitude of a Vector Describe how to determine the magnitude of a vector.
Vector Components: The Direction of a Vector Describe how to determine the direction of a vector.
Vector Resolution: Definition & Practice Problems Explain how to calculate vector resolution.

10 Lessons in Chapter 2: Vectors
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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