Lecture 2 - Vectors in Multiple Dimensions

author: Ramamurti Shankar, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: June 3, 2010,   recorded: September 2006,   views: 7409
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In this lecture, Professor Shankar discusses motion in more than one dimension. Vectors are introduced and discussed in multiple dimensions. Vector magnitude and direction are also explained. Null vectors, minus vectors, unit and velocity vectors are discussed along with their properties. Finally, several specific problems are solved to demonstrate how vectors can be added, and problems of projectile motion are expounded.

Reading assignment:

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapter 4.

Resources: Problem Set 1 [PDF] Problem Set 1 Solutions [PDF]

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Comment1 ibrahim pilgir, November 10, 2010 at 4:29 p.m.:

mr shankar you should come to the physic lecturesin boğaziçi üniversity in istanbul

Comment2 Anand Singh, May 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.:

You are not less than Walter Lewin Mr. Ramamurti. You are a teacher with great sense of humour. I hope that if you hadn't migrated from India I also had not to go to Yale in want to study from you.

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