a vector is a way of representing a quantity that has size and direction. e.g. in physics, velocity and force.

navigation and position using bearings, longitude and latitude.

Key Skills

  • represent a vector as a column matrix.
  • sketch vectors
  • add and subtract vectors using diagrams.
  • find the length of a vector
  • find the inverse of a vector
  • multiply a vector by a number
  • change compass points to bearings
  • understand longitude and latitude


vectormagnitude, inversematrix, vector trianglelongitudelatitude, bearings