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Introduction to Vector Components

By Flipping Physics, 05/22/2014
Components of Vectors are an important piece to understand how vectors work. In this video we learn how to "break" or "resolve" vectors in to their component pieces.

Content Times:
0:14 The example displacement vector d
0:44 Finding the y component of vector d
2:17 Finding the x component of vector d
3:18 What does it mean to be a component of a vector?
4:14 A common question about vector components
4:51 Showing mathematically that the vector components add up to the vector
6:48 Explaining how d in the x direction shows both magnitude and direction
7:57 The Review

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