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How to Use a Rotation Matrix

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Which of the following angles gives one of the special rotation matrices? All the angles are in degrees.

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1. Rotate the point (1, 2) by 90 degrees counterclockwise.

2. Rotate the point (-1, -4) by 270 degrees counterclockwise.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These resources will test your ability to comprehend the meaning behind rotation matrices. Quiz questions cover the top and second lines of a rotation matrix, among other things, and offer practice in working with rotation matrices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will help you to determine what you know about:

  • An angle that is representative of a special rotation matrix
  • How to rotate a given point counterclockwise
  • Turning a point by a 270-degree angle

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve rotation matrices practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about rotating points at an angle in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a special rotation matrix

Additional Learning

You can study the subject further via a lesson we've called How to Use a Rotation Mix. As a guide, look for these key topics in the lesson to show you how to:

  • Understand how to rotate an ordered pair on a graph
  • Define rotation matrix
  • Identify the characteristics of rotating two points by a given angle
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