# Resources tagged with: Vector algebra

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Vectors and Matrices > Vector algebra

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A quadrilateral changes shape with the edge lengths constant. Show
the scalar product of the diagonals is constant. If the diagonals
are perpendicular in one position are they always perpendicular?

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Show that the edges AD and BC of a tetrahedron ABCD are mutually
perpendicular when: AB²+CD² = AC²+BD².

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Find out how the quaternion function G(v) = qvq^-1 gives a simple
algebraic method for working with rotations in 3-space.

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

See how 4 dimensional quaternions involve vectors in 3-space and
how the quaternion function F(v) = nvn gives a simple algebraic
method of working with reflections in planes in 3-space.

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

As a quadrilateral Q is deformed (keeping the edge lengths constnt)
the diagonals and the angle X between them change. Prove that the
area of Q is proportional to tanX.

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

There are many different methods to solve this geometrical problem - how many can you find?