This interactive PowerPoint presentation is designed to introduce students to vectors, followed by the algebra of vectors and the concept of the scalar product.
The opening slides of the presentation explain the difference between scalar and vector quantities followed by a simple activity.
The first presentation explains the properties of vectors including line vectors, free vectors, the modulus of a vector, equal vectors, negative vectors, multiplying a vector by a scalar quantity, unit vectors and the angle between two vectors.
The second presentation explains Cartesian vectors, introducing i, j and k unit vectors followed by an interactive page looking at different vector notation in two dimensions.
The algebra of vectors covers the addition of vectors, multiplication by a scalar and the magnitude of a vector.
The scalar product presentation shows how the scalar product can be used to calculate the angle between two vectors, followed by an interactive page where students can explore for themselves.