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Using vectors to model

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This free course, Using vectors to model, introduces the topic of vectors. The subject is developed without assuming you have come across it before, but the course assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in algebra and trigonometry, and how to use Cartesian coordinates for specifying a point in a plane.

After studying this unit you should:

  • know some basic definitions and terminology associated with scalars and vectors and how to represent vectors in two dimensions;
  • understand how vectors can be represented in three (or more) dimensions and know both plane polar and Cartesian representations;
  • know ways to operate on and combine vectors.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 16 hours
  • Updated Thursday 6th March 2014
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Mathematics Education
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Using vectors to model

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This unit introduces the topic of vectors. The subject is developed without assuming you have come across it before, but the unit assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in algebra and trigonometry, and how to use Cartesian coordinates for specifying a point in a plane.

This free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course MST209 Mathematical methods and models, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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