In order to solve two dimensional problems it is necessary to break all vectors into their x and y components. Different dimensions do not 'talk' to each other. Thus one must use the equations of Motion once for the x-direction and once for the y-direction.
This example problem uses vectors and a situation from real life.
Illustrates how vectors play into velocity with an example problem.
Scalar multiplication of vectors graphically
Adding vectors using vector components
Subtracting vectors using vector components
Scalar multiplication of vectors using vector components
Determining the magnitude of a vector using the Pythagorean theorem
Determining the magnitude of a vector using trigonometry
Determining the vertical vector component using trigonometry
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Vectors.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Vectors.