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Jenny Binzley, Director
Undergraduate Learning Center
College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 407 Wendt Commons
215 Randall Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608/265-1099
jbinzley@engr.wisc.edu

Nanthanat Tongdaeng (Eve)
Academic Support Coordinator
411 Wendt Commons
Tel: 608/890-2511
tongdaeng@wisc.edu

 

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Reviewing vectors

 

Vectors are central to many courses required in Engineering.  At the start of each semester the ULC offers a comprehensive vector review.  

If you're enrolled in a course that uses vectors and vector manipulation such as ECE 219, EMA 201, EMA 202, ME 240 or Physics 201, we provide an overview and plenty of example problems to ensure you know all you need to know about vectors. Whether you haven't spent a lot of time on vectors, don't remember certain aspects of vectors, or just want to be sure you understand all about vectors, these sessions will benefit you!  Topics covered include: vector addition, dot products, and cross products.  The law of sines and cosines and solving systems of equations will also be reviewed. If you miss the sessions, you can download the presentation and worksheets to review on your own. 

Spring 2014 Trainings (3 trainings are identical)

Sunday, January 26th; 6-8 PM, Room 405 Wendt Commons

Monday, January 27th; 6-8 PM, Room 405 Wendt Commons

Wednesday, January 29th; 6-8 PM, Room 405 Wendt Commons

 

 

Past Vector Review Materials

Presentations: 

1. Systems of Equation

2. Trigonometry Review

3. Vector Review Part I

4. Vector Review Part II

5. Vector Review Part III

6. Vector Review Part IV

Problem sets:  COE-ULC-vector-revproblemset.docx

Solutions:  COE-ULC-VectorReview-TrigSolutions.pdf

COE-ULC-VectorReview-SysofEquationsSolutions.pdf

COE-ULC-VectorReview-PART1solutions.pdf

COE-ULC-PART2solutions.docx

COE-ULC-PART3solutions.docx

COE-ULC-PART4solutions.docx