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Introduction to Vectors

matqkks

Member
Jun 26, 2012
74
What is a good way to introduce vectors on a linear algebra course so that students are motivated from the start? I need an opening which will have a real impact. Are there any motivating examples?
 

Ackbach

Indicium Physicus
Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
4,197
Physics. Think of vectors as arrows, and then think of various physical quantities that are vector (force, velocity, acceleration, angular momentum, electromagnetic fields, etc.)