Introduction to vectors - Vectors

Introduction to vectors

The notion of vectors can be easily found in our daily surroundings – from airplane navigation to trajectories of balls during a sports game, to movements of a character you maneuver in your video games. In this section, we will learn about the graphical, and mathematical representation of a vector, as well as how to distinguish the differences between a scalar quantity and a vector quantity.

Lessons

Notes:
Vector Quantity: a quantity having (positive) magnitude and (one) direction
Scalar Quantity: a quantity having only magnitude but not direction
Two – Dimensional Vectors:

Introduction to vectors
  • 3.
    For the following vectors, express them in component form, matrix form, and rectangular form
    express vectors in component form, matrix form, and rectangular form

  • 4.
    For the following vectors, express them in component form, matrix form, and rectangular form
    vectors in various forms

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Introduction to vectors

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