## 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 on-demand lecture videos**-
**35+ fully-worked 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 -
**30-day 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

## The Curriculum

Curious what the course is like? Check out the previews below!

- Vector Basics Outline of Notes Downloadable File
- 1.1 Introduction (14:44)
- 1.2 Addition and Subtraction (11:34)
- Example Set 1 (10:48)
- Homework 1
- Homework 1 Solution
- 1.3 Position Vector (6:41)
- Example Set 2 (11:38)
- Homework 2
- Homework 2 Solution
- 1.4 2d Cartesian Vectors (22:02)
- Example Set 3 Part 1 (18:00)
- Example Set 3 Part 2 (30:37)
- Homework 3
- Homework 3 Solution
- 1.5 3D Cartesian Vectors (27:40)
- Example Set 4 Part 1 (17:50)
- Example Set 4 Part 2 (24:00)
- Homework 4
- Homework 4 Solution
- 1.6 Dot Product (14:15)
- 1.7 Orthogonal Vectors and Direction Cosines (21:34)
- Example Set 5 (27:28)
- Homework 5
- Homework 5 Solution
- 1.8 Cross Product (25:04)
- Example Set 6 Part 1 (14:15)
- Example Set 6 Part 2 (8:42)
- Homework 6
- Homework 6 Solution
- 1.9 Area and Volume (9:12)
- Example Set 7 (20:54)
- Homework 7
- Homework 7 Solution

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## Frequently Asked Questions

**When does the course start and finish?**

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

**How long do I have access to the course?**

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

**What if I am unhappy with the course?**

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.