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Getting Somewhere with Vectors

Getting Somewhere with Vectors

Author: Cecil McIntosh

The objective of this packet is to familiarize the user with what vectors are, how they differ from scalar quatities, and to introduce the user to adding and subtracting vector quantities graphically and algebraically.

Terms: The user should be familiar with these terms after this lesson
- Vector
- Scalar
- Displacement

Vectors are magnitudes with direction. They differ from scalar quantities in the fact that they have direction, while scalar quantities have no direction.

This packet takes the user through multiple examples that distinguish vectors from scalar quantities, and also demonstrates how to

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Getting somewhere with Vectors

Practice Problems

This is a video of a few practice problems. It is a slideshow with no audio really, but the user can pause the video, work through the problem and then play to see the answer slide.