Charlie likes to go for walks around a square park, while Alison likes to cut across diagonally. Can you find relationships between the vectors they walk along?
The article provides a summary of the elementary ideas about vectors usually met in school mathematics, describes what vectors are and how to add, subtract and multiply them by scalars and indicates. . . .
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
A visualisation problem in which you search for vectors which sum
to zero from a jumble of arrows. Will your eyes be quicker than
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them
start to move when released from rest?
Analyse these repeating patterns. Decide on the conditions for a
periodic pattern to occur and when the pattern extends to infinity.
This article looks at knight's moves on a chess board and introduces you to the idea of vectors and vector addition.
A short introduction to complex numbers written primarily for students aged 14 to 19.