Vectors: Definition, Types & Examples


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For the vector (4, 6, 12), what is the unit vector?

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1. Which of the following statements is TRUE about vectors that are parallel?

2. The magnitude of a vector is 26, and the unit vector is (0.23,0.78, 0.59). What are the three components of the vector?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this short quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of the types and definition of vectors. You will be quizzed on how to find the unit vector, characteristics of vectors and how they relate to each other, and how to find the components of a vector.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will test the following:

  • How to find the unit vector when given vector coordinates
  • The characteristics of vectors that are parallel
  • How to find the components of the vector when given the magnitude and unit vector
  • The characteristics of vectors and how they relate to each other

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve unit vector practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to find the components of a vector
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of parallel vectors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how vectors relate to each other

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic by checking out our lesson called Vectors: Definition, Types & Examples. This engaging lesson covers the topics found on the quiz as well as the following:

  • What a position vector is
  • How vectors can be represented
  • The difference between collinear and coplanar vectors