Basics of Vector Algebra

Understand the basics of Vector Algebra to set the foundation needed to learn Electromagnetics.

hours 00:14:57 min  session  10 sessions  Level  Essential

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Course Fees: Free
Session : 10
Duration : 00:14:57
Level : Essential
Subject : 3D Visualization
Course Overview:

This course provides an introduction to vector algebra and to the three most common coordinate systems. The four basic functions of vector algebra — addition, subtraction, dot products and cross products — are discussed both graphically and symbolically in each of the three coordinate systems, and the equations for coordinate system transformations are presented. This course was developed by Kathryn Leigh Smith, Asst. Prof. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in partnership with Ansys.

Learning Outcome:

Upon the completion of this course, you should be able to understand vector algebra as a foundation for learning Electromagnetics.

Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone with basic knowledge of Electromagnetics

Topic Duration
Introduction00:00:32short take
What is a Vector?00:00:38short take
Unit and Basis Vectors00:00:46short take
Vector Notation00:00:55short take
The Cartesian Coordinate System00:00:57short take
Vector Addition and Subtraction00:03:02short take
Vector Multiplication00:02:21short take
The Cylindrical Coordinate System00:03:00short take
The Spherical Coordinate System00:01:42short take
Vector Algebra Revisited00:01:04short take
Total Duration: 00:14:57

Course Includes

Online exercise

Online exercise

Lifetime access to lecture videos, study materials



Assessment on practice with quiz for each topic

Certificate on completion

Certificate on completion

Internationally valid certificate on
successful completion of the course

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