Position Vector: Formula & Examples


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A position vector arrow is drawn from _____.

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1. A position vector ⃗r = -2î points _____.

2. To express a position vector pointing 3 units up, use:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The mathematical concept of position vectors can be used in advanced calculations, and this quiz has been constructed to verify that you understand the purpose and applications of position vectors. Questions ascertain whether you know how to read, draw out, and interpret vector directions and related equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through answering these quiz questions, you can measure how well you know:

  • Position vector arrows
  • Position vector points
  • How to write and read position vector expressions
  • Vectors used to measure points in space

Skills Practiced

Regular use of this quiz and worksheet can help you upgrade the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related position vector lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge about vectors to solve practice problems examining points in space
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as vector arrows and vector points

Additional Learning

If you want a recap about the information addressed in this quiz, or if you want a deeper knowledge of this topic, go to the connected lesson, Position Vector: Formula and Examples. The lesson provides a full review for the quiz as well as the following concepts:

  • Vector mapping
  • Units and unit vector
  • Labeling practices for vector graphing
  • Connections between a point in space and an origin point