Vectors and Projectiles

Our Vectors and Projectiles unit represents an effort to understand basic principles of vectors and vector operations and then to apply such principles to projectile motion.

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Understanding Vectors and Their Direction

Representing Vectors with Scaled Diagrams

Head-to-Tail Vector Addition

Vector Addition with Scaled Diagrams

Adding Right-Angle Vectors

What is a Vector Component?

Resolving a Vector into its Components

Component Addition of Vectors

Relative Velocity and River Boat Problems

Independence of Perpendicular Components of Motion

Motion Characteristics of Projectiles

Velocity Components of a Projectile

x- and y- Displacements for a Projectile

Mathematics of Projectile Motion

Solving Horizontally-Launched Projectile Problems

Solving Angle-Launched Projectile Problems

Solving Difficult Projectile Problems


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