# Vector basics

1 article

5 videos

2 skills

Learn the basics of vectors, like that a vector has both magnitude and direction.

### Introduction to vectors and scalars

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8:39 minutes

Distance, displacement, speed and velocity. Difference between vectors and scalars.

### Recognizing vectors

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2:36 minutes

Watch Sal figure out which of a few options could be represented by a vector. Remember that vectors have both magnitude and direction!

### Recognizing vectors practice

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Try two questions that make sure you understand that vectors have magnitude and direction.

### Example: Equivalent vectors

VIDEO
6:37 minutes

Sal determines if two vectors shown on a graph are equivalent by seeing if they have the same magnitude and direction.

### Example 1: Components of vectors

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3:18 minutes

Sal finds the x and y-components of a vector given its graph.

### Example 2: Components of vectors

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2:55 minutes

Sal figures out which vectors have the same x-component given the graphs of 4 different vectors.