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Vectors and Scalars Part 1

Vectors and Scalars Part 1

Author: Parmanand Jagnandan

In this packet I introduce the student to what a vector is and how it is related to and different from a scalar. We look at several examples of scalars and vectors and also review how to add and subtract vectors from one another.

Vectors and scalars are defined along with some commonly used terms in introductory physics. I include some examples to help the student think of vectors both algebraically and geometrically and use these examples to show the student how to add and subtract vectors algebraically.

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Vectors and Scalars

In this slide show I define vectors and scalars, how they can be related, and how vectors can be added and subtracted.