vectors 23 videos

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 Vector Equation of a Line
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to write the vector equation of a line.
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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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The Angle Between Vectors
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to compute the angle between two 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 
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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The Dot Product of Vectors
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to compute the dot product of two vectors.
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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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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.
Magnitude Direction Scalar Vector Directed Line Segment Initial Point Terminal Point 
Components of a Force
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to define the components of a vector.
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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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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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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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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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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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The Resultant of Two Forces
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to find the resultant of two forces when they are parallel, opposite, or perpendicular in direction.
Forces Resultant Vector Addition Magnitude Direction The Pythagorean Theorem 
Navigation Problems
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How we measure airspeed, wind, groundspeed, and other variables in navigation.
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