position vector components 27 videos

Components of a Force
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to define the components of a vector.
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Algebraic Representation of Vectors
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to express a position vector algebraically in component form <a,b>, and how to compute its magnitude.
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Addition and Scalar Multiplication of Vectors
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to compute the sum of two vectors or the product of a scalar and a vector.
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Introduction to the 3D Coordinate System
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to define the components and length of a position vector in three dimensions.
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Unit Vectors
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to express a vector algebraically in terms of the unit vectors i and j.
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Vectors and Planes
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to find a vector normal (perpendicular) to a plane given an equation for the plane.
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The Angle Between Vectors
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to compute the angle between two vectors.
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The Dot Product of Vectors
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to compute the dot product of two vectors.
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The Vector Equation of a Line
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to write the vector equation of a line.
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The Cross Product of Vectors
Precalculus Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
How to compute the cross product of two 3D vectors.
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Adding Vectors
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to add vectors geometrically two ways.
Displacement Vector Addition Head to Tail Method Parallelogram Method 
Vector Operations in 3D
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to perform vector operations like addition, scalar multiplication, the dot product, and finding the magnitude, in three dimensions.
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The Geometric Representation of Vectors
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to understand what vectors are, and how they can be represented geometrically.
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Lines in 3D
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to find the vector and parametric equations of a line when given two points on the line.
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Area With the Cross Product
Precalculus Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
How to show that the magnitude of the cross product of two vectors gives the area of the parallelogram determined by those two vectors.
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Motion Along a Line
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to write equations describing motion in a straight line given the velocity and the position when t=0.
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The Midpoint and Distance Formulas in 3D
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to derive the formula for the midpoint of a segment in three dimensions.
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Area With Determinants
Precalculus Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
How to compute the area of a parallelogram using a determinant.
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Parametrizing a Line Segment
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to write the parametric equations of a line segment that goes from point A to point B.
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Evaluating Sine and Cosine at Special Acute Angles
Precalculus Trigonometric Functions
How do we measure sine and cosine of pi/4?
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