What Is a Vector? - Definition & Types


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Which of the following is the definition of a vector?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a vector?

2. If you run around a field for a total of 1300 meters and end up back where you started, what was your distance, and what was your displacement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of vectors, along with its types and features.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will discover your understanding of the following:

  • A definition of vector
  • An example of a vector quantity
  • How to manipulate vectors mathematically

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a definition of vector and it uses in mathematics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an example of a vector quantity and its various features
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how to manipulate vectors mathematically and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep reading information about the types and features of vectors by reviewing the lesson called What is a Vector: Definition & Types. The lesson will cover the following areas.

  • What is a vector
  • How a vector is represented by using an arrow
  • The various types of vectors