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Vector and Scalar Quantities

The introduction of vector quantities, in comparison to scalar quantities, is presented in this video. The representation of vectors, along with two methods of adding vectors is also part of this lesson. Step by step instructions of the graphical method and the components method allow students to understand and apply vector addition and find the magnitude and direction of a resultant vector.

Learning Goals:

  • Describe the difference between scalar and vector quantities
  • Represent vector quantities appropriately
  • Use the different methods to add vectors
  • Decompose vectors into x and y components
  • Find the resultant vector
Related Textbook Pages:

Quantum Physics, Third Year of Secondary Cycle Two, Chenelière Éducation, 2011, pp 176-195

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