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Vectors in 3D requires some ability to imagine spatial relations. Examine vectors and their components in a 3D graphics from different viewpoints. The notions of position vector and translation vector are illustrated, the significance of vector components as well as the operations of addition and subtraction are visualized.

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A transformation of a line or shape consisting of a simple movement without change of orientation.


A mathematical object with magnitude and direction.

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SyllabusModuleSectionTopicExam Year
AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C4Vectors3D Vector geometry-
AQA A2 Maths 2017MechanicsKinematics3D Vectors-
AQA AS/A2 Maths 2017MechanicsKinematics3D Vectors-
CBSE XII (India)Vectors and 3-D GeometryVectorsVectors and scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector-
CCEA A-Level (NI)C4Vectors3D Vector geometry-
CIE A-Level (UK)P1Vectors3D Vector geometry-
Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C4Vectors3D Vector geometry-
Edexcel A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsVectors3D Vectors-
Edexcel AS/A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsVectors3D Vectors-
I.B. Higher Level4Vectors3D Vector geometry-
I.B. Standard Level4Vectors3D Vector geometry-
Methods (UK)M4Vectors3D Vector geometry-
OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C4Vectors3D Vector geometry-
OCR A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsVectors3D Vectors-
OCR MEI A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsVectors3D Vectors-
OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C4Vectors3D Vector geometry-
Pre-Calculus (US)E1Vectors3D Vector geometry-
Pre-U A-Level (UK)6Vectors3D Vector geometry-
Scottish (Highers + Advanced)HM3Vectors3D Vector geometry-
Scottish HighersM3Vectors3D Vector geometry-
Universal (all site questions)VVectors3D Vector geometry-
WJEC A-Level (Wales)C4Vectors3D Vector geometry-