Physics 1135 (Engineering Physics I)

Lecture 3: Vectors

Objectives: In this lecture, students will learn to
  • add and subtract vectors graphically
  • express vectors in unit vector notation
  • relate magnitude and direction of a vector to its components
  • use the method of components to find sums and differences of vectors
  • apply these concepts to example problems
Lecture Notes: Videos:

Introduction lec03_1.mp4
Vectors. Graphical addition and subtraction lec03_2.mp4 with captions
Unit vectors and components lec03_3.mp4 with captions
Magnitude and direction lec03_4.mp4 with captions
Example: Vector in unit vector notation lec03_5.mp4 with captions
Addition and subtraction in components lec03_6.mp4 with captions
Example: addition and subtraction in components lec03_7.mp4 with captions
Example with tilted coordinate system lec03_8.mp4 captions under construction


Additional example for vector addition lec03_9.mp4

Homework assignment: HW #3