Subject:
Higher Education, Mathematics, Calculus, Geometry, Physics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
Algebra of Vectors, Component Form, Direction, Magnitude, Mathematics, Tmm0022, Trigonometric Form, Unit Vector
Language:
English
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# Vectors in 2D

## Module Overview

Vectors - magnitude, direction, component form, trigonometric form, unit vector, algebra of vectors, applications,

TMM 002 PRECALCULUS (Revised March 21, 2017)

2. Geometry: The successful Precalculus student can:

2e. Interpret the result of vector computations geometrically and within the confines of a particular applied context (e.g., forces).

• The student can define vectors, their arithmetic, their representation, and interpretations.
• The student can decompose vectors into normal and parallel components.
• The student can interpret the result of a vector computation as a change in location in the plane or as the net force acting on an object.

# Section 1: Vectors

We will learn about two-dimensional vectors which are quantities that have both magnitude and direction.

Learning Objectives:

• Definition of a vector and its component form
• Equality of two vectors
• Vector arithmetic and properties