Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Vectors

Vectors

Ratings: (0)|Views: 211|Likes:
Published by Graham Moore

More info:

Published by: Graham Moore on Sep 23, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

11/24/2012

pdf

text

original

 
Basic Mathematics
Introduction to Vectors
R Horan & M Lavelle
The aim of this document is to provide a short, selassessment programme for students who wish to acquirea basic understanding of vectors.Copyrightc
2004rhoran@plymouth.ac.uk,mlavelle@plymouth.ac.ukLast Revision Date: December 21, 2004 Version 1.0
 
Table of Contents
1.Vectors (Introduction)2.Addition of Vectors3.Component Form of Vectors4.Quiz on VectorsSolutions to ExercisesSolutions to QuizzesThe full range of these packages and some instructions,should they be required, can be obtained from our webpage
 
Section 1: Vectors (Introduction) 3
1. Vectors (Introduction)
A vector is a combination of three things:
a positive number called its
magnitude
,
a
direction 
in space,
a
sense
making more precise the idea of direction.Typically a vector is illustrated as a directed straight line.
AB
Diagram 1
The vector in the above diagram would be written as
AB
with:
the direction of the arrow, from the point
A
to the point
B
,indicating the
sense
of the vector,
the
magnitude
of 
AB
given by the length of 
AB
.The
magnitude
of 
AB
is written
|
AB
|
.There are very many physical quantities which are best described asvectors; velocity, acceleration and force are all
vector 
quantities.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->