What Do You Know About Vector Spaces?

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What Do You Know About Vector Spaces? - Quiz

A vectors (also called a linear space) is a collection of objects called vectors, which may be added together and multiplied ("scaled") by numbers, called scalera.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A vector space is also called?

    • A.

      Linear space

    • B.

      Linear algebra

    • C.

      Scalers

    • D.

      Geometry

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear space
    Explanation
    A vector space is also referred to as a linear space because it is a mathematical structure that satisfies the properties of linearity. In a vector space, vector addition and scalar multiplication are defined, and these operations follow certain rules such as commutativity, associativity, and distributivity. The term "linear" is used because these properties are fundamental in linear algebra, which is the branch of mathematics that deals with vector spaces and their properties.

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  • 2. 

    Vector spaces are applied throughout all except?

    • A.

      Mathematics

    • B.

      Science

    • C.

      Engineering

    • D.

      Language

    Correct Answer
    D. Language
    Explanation
    Vector spaces are widely used in mathematics, science, and engineering to represent and analyze various mathematical objects and physical phenomena. However, they are not commonly applied in the study of language. Language is typically studied using other frameworks and methodologies, such as linguistics and computational linguistics. Therefore, vector spaces are not applied in the field of language.

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  • 3. 

    The first ideas leading to vector spaces can be traced back as far as the .....?

    • A.

      17th Century

    • B.

      18th Century

    • C.

      15th Century

    • D.

      19th Century

    Correct Answer
    A. 17th Century
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 17th Century. The first ideas leading to vector spaces can be traced back to the 17th Century. During this time, mathematicians such as René Descartes and Isaac Newton were developing the concept of coordinate systems and using them to study geometry and physics. This laid the foundation for the development of vector spaces, which are mathematical structures used to study and analyze vectors and their properties.

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  • 4. 

    The modern, more abstract treatment, was first formulated by who?

    • A.

      Albert Einstein

    • B.

      Isaac Newton

    • C.

      John Donne

    • D.

      Giuseppe Peano

    Correct Answer
    D. Giuseppe Peano
    Explanation
    Giuseppe Peano is credited with formulating the modern, more abstract treatment. This suggests that Peano played a significant role in developing a new approach or perspective in a particular field or subject.

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  • 5. 

    The modern, more abstract treatment, first formulated by Giuseppe Peano in the year?

    • A.

      1888

    • B.

      2000

    • C.

      1567

    • D.

      1918

    Correct Answer
    A. 1888
    Explanation
    The modern, more abstract treatment of mathematics was first formulated by Giuseppe Peano in the year 1888. This treatment introduced a formal system of axioms and logical rules, which laid the foundation for modern mathematical theories. Peano's work was influential in the development of set theory, number theory, and mathematical logic, and it marked a shift towards a more abstract and rigorous approach to mathematics.

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  • 6. 

    Descartes and Fermat founded analytical geometry around .....?

    • A.

      1584

    • B.

      1636

    • C.

      1777

    • D.

      1654

    Correct Answer
    B. 1636
  • 7. 

    Analytical geometry was founded by who?

    • A.

      Isaac Newton

    • B.

      John Donne

    • C.

      Descartes and Fermat

    • D.

      Albert Einstein

    Correct Answer
    C. Descartes and Fermat
    Explanation
    Descartes and Fermat are credited with founding analytical geometry. Descartes introduced the concept of using algebraic equations to represent geometric shapes, while Fermat made significant contributions to the development of calculus and the study of curves. Together, their work laid the foundation for the field of analytical geometry, which combines algebra and geometry to solve problems and analyze geometric shapes using coordinate systems.

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  • 8. 

    Who introduced certain operations on points, lines and planes?

    • A.

      Bolzano

    • B.

      Isaac Newton

    • C.

      Albert Einstein

    • D.

      Giuseppe Peano

    Correct Answer
    A. Bolzano
    Explanation
    Bolzano introduced certain operations on points, lines, and planes.

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  • 9. 

    Bolzano introduced certain operations on points, lines and planes, which are predecessors of vectors in the year .....?

    • A.

      1584

    • B.

      1888

    • C.

      1804

    • D.

      1906

    Correct Answer
    C. 1804
    Explanation
    Bolzano introduced certain operations on points, lines, and planes in the year 1804. These operations served as the predecessors of vectors.

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  • 10. 

    The definition of vectors was founded on whose notion of the bipoint?

    • A.

      Bellavitis

    • B.

      Bolzano

    • C.

      Descartes

    • D.

      Fermat

    Correct Answer
    A. Bellavitis
    Explanation
    The definition of vectors was founded on Bellavitis' notion of the bipoint.

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