Vector Math Basics for Engineering Students
Fundamentals of Vector Math to Help You Succeed in Engineering
What are vectors?
A vector is a fundamental math concept that's used extensively in engineering. Understanding the math behind vectors before you start using vectors in engineering courses improves your comprehension and makes the learning curve much shorter.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for students in engineering who need a review of vector concepts before taking courses such as Statics, Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Vector Calculus.
What you'll get with the course
 5.5 hours of ondemand lecture videos
 35+ fullyworked examples to teach you how to apply the material
 7 homework sets with solutions so you can practice what you've learned
 Downloadable outline of notes with all example problem statements to help you follow along with the lectures
 Email access to the instructor for when you have questions over course content
 30day money back guarantee. Please see the Terms of Use here for more details.
What you'll learn
This course covers all you need to get started with vectors. We'll cover:
 Notation & terms
 Addition &subtraction
 Position vectors
 Magnitude
 Unit vectors
 2D & 3D Cartesian vectors
 Properties of vectors
 Finding vectors using transverse and azimuth angles
 Dot product
 Direction cosines
 Cross Product
 Finding area and volume of parallelograms and triangles
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Your Instructor
Teaching is my passion. As a University professor I have taught 1000's of students and watched them transform from freshmen into successful engineers. Unlike many STEM professors, I believe in teaching complex material in simple, easytounderstand terms. I teach my courses in a way I wish I had been taught: straightforward lectures with plenty of examples on how to apply the theory being learned.
In addition to University experience, I also worked as an engineer for 8 years in industry at a wellknown defense company. This experience enables me to focus in on topics that are actually applicable in the real world, not just textbook problems.
Come learn with me!
Course Curriculum

PreviewVector Basics Outline of Notes Downloadable File

Start1.1 Introduction (14:44)

Start1.2 Addition and Subtraction (11:34)

StartExample Set 1 (10:48)

StartHomework 1

StartHomework 1 Solution

Preview1.3 Position Vector (6:41)

PreviewExample Set 2 (11:38)

PreviewHomework 2

StartHomework 2 Solution

Start1.4 2d Cartesian Vectors (22:02)

StartExample Set 3 Part 1 (18:00)

StartExample Set 3 Part 2 (30:37)

StartHomework 3

StartHomework 3 Solution

Start1.5 3D Cartesian Vectors (27:40)

StartExample Set 4 Part 1 (17:50)

StartExample Set 4 Part 2 (24:00)

StartHomework 4

StartHomework 4 Solution

Start1.6 Dot Product (14:15)

Start1.7 Orthogonal Vectors and Direction Cosines (21:34)

StartExample Set 5 (27:28)

StartHomework 5

StartHomework 5 Solution

Start1.8 Cross Product (25:04)

StartExample Set 6 Part 1 (14:15)

StartExample Set 6 Part 2 (8:42)

StartHomework 6

StartHomework 6 Solution

Start1.9 Area and Volume (9:12)

StartExample Set 7 (20:54)

StartHomework 7

StartHomework 7 Solution