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By: Nishant Gupta
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1. The necessary and sufficient condition for three points with position vectors c , b , a
to be collinear is that
there exist scalars x, y, z not all zero such that 0 c z b y a x
= + + where x + y + z = 0.
2. If A and B are two points with position vectors a
and b
3. If S is any point in plane of A ABC, then SG 3 SC SB SA = + + , where G is the centroid of ABC.
4. If a
and b
on b
= b
a
 b 
b a
 =

(iii) Projection vector of a
on b
= b
2
 b 
b a
b
 b 
b a

=

(iv) ) b a ( 2
2
 b 
2
 a 
2
 b a 
 + =
(v)
2
 b 
2
 a  ) b a ( ) b a (
=  + (vi) cos = =

 b   a 
b a
(vii) n sin  b   a  b a u =
and b
(ix) Unit vectors perpendicular to the plane of a
and b
is
 b a 
b a
(x) If a
, b
=
u
, cos  b a 
2
1
2
+ =
u
, tan
 b a 
 b a 
2
1
2
=
u
5. Area of ABC =  CA BC 
2
1
 BA BC 
2
1
 AC AB 
2
1
= =
6. If c , b , a
+ +
Length of the perpendicular from C on AB =
 b a 
 a c c b b a 
+ +
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7. Scalar triple product : c ) b a (
 & is denoted by ] c b a [
(i) ] c b a [
(ii) ] c b a [
+ + + =2 ] c b a [
,  a c c b b a [
=
2
] c b a [
8. Vector triple product { c ) b a ( and ) c b ( a
} c ) b . a (  b ) c . a ( ) c b ( a
= ( 132 123 )
Also, 0 ) b a ( c ) a c ( b ) c b ( a
= + +
9. The volume V of a tetrahedron whose three coterminous edges in the right handed system are c , b , a
is
given by V = ] c b a [
6
1
10. (i) A set of nonzero vectors
n 3 2 1
a , . . . . . . , a , a , a
is linearly independent, if
= + + + 0 a x . . . . . . a x a x
n n 2 2 1 1
x1 = x2 =.. = xn = 0
(ii) A set of vectors
n 3 2 1
a , . . . . . . , a , a , a
is linearly dependent, if there exist scalars x1, x2, xn not
all zero such that 0 a x . . . . . . a x a x
n n 2 2 1 1
= + + +
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1.
( )
2 2
2
2
b a 2
b . a ) b x a (
+
is
(a) 1/2 (b) 3/2
(c) 5/2 (d) 4/2
2. The area of the triangle determined by the
vectors 3i + 4j and  5i + 7j is
(a) 141 (b) 132
(c) 41 /2 (d) N/T
3. Points whose position vectors are
j
52 i
a , j
8 i
40 , j
3 i
60 + are collinear if
(a) a = 40 (b) a = 40
(c) a = 20 (d) N/T
4. Adjacent sides of gm are along
s . j
2 b & j
2 i
a Z + = + =
between diagonals
(a) 30
o
& 150
o
(b) 45
o
& 135
o
(c) 90
o
& 90
o
(d) N/T
5. b & a
3 + is
to 7 b a
& is
(a) /2 (b) / 3
(c) /4 (d) N/T
6. If the unit vectors A
and B
are inclined at
and  A
 B
/2 is
(a) 0 (b) /2
(c) 1 (d) / 4
7. A particle acted upon by forces
. . .
+ + k 5 j 2 i 3
and
. . .
+ + k 3 j i 2 is displaced form a point P to
a point Q whose respective position vectors
are
. . .
+ + k 3 j i 2 and
. . .
+ + k 7 j 3 i 4 . The work
done by the force is
(a) 77 units (b) 24 units
(c) 63 units (d) 48 units
8. A force F = 6i + j + 4k acting on a particle
displaces it from A (3,4,5)to B (1,1,1). If the
work done is 2 units, then is
(a) 10 (b) 2
(c) 5 (d) 2.
9. Length of longer diagonal of llgm constructed
on b 2 a 5
+ & b 3 a
. Given 2 2  a  & 3  b  = =
&
angle between b & a
is /4
(a) 15 (b) 113
(c) 593 (d) 369
10. The vector k
3 j
x i
+ + is rotated through an
angle and doubled in magnitude, then it
becomes k
2 j
) 2 x 4 ( i
and B
are inclined at an
angle 2 and  A
 B
and B
x B
] = 1/4 then A
and B
are inclined
(a) /6 (b) /2
(c) /3 (d) / 4
15. If A
and B
 B
 +  A
+ B
 is
(a) 2 (b) 4
(c) 22 (d) 2
16. Let a,b,c be three vectors such that  a  =  c
= l; b =4 and  b x c  = \15. If b2c = a
Then a value of is
(a) 1 (b)  l
(c) 2 (d)  4
17. Moment of couple formed by forces 5 k
+ &
5 k
5 j
+ + (b) k
5 j
(c) k
10 j
2 i
2 (d) k
10 j
2 i
2 +
18. Vector r
+ + (b) 15 ( ) k
+ +
(c) 7 ( ) k
+ + (d) None
19. For 3 vectors , w , v , u
which of the following
expressions is = to any of remaining three ?
(a) ) w v .( u
(b) u ). w v (
(c) ) w u .( v
(d) v u w
). x (
20. If 3  a  , 0 c b a = = + +
, 7  c  & 5  b  = =
, then
Z between b & a
is
(a) a = 40 (b) a = 40
(c) a = 20 (d) N/T
21. If 2 out of 3 vectors c , b , a
& 2( a . c c . b b . a
+ + ) + 3 = 0, then
third vector is of length
(a) 3 (b) 2
(c) 1 (d) N/T
22. Let c , b , a
and
8  c  , 4  b  , 1  a  = = =
then  c b a 
+ + equals
(a) 13 (b) 81
(c) 9 (d) N/T
23. Let b a
+ is orthogonal to b
& b 2 a
+ is
orthogonal to a
, then
(a)  a
 = 2  b
 (b)  a
 = 2  b

(c)  a
 =  b
 (d) 2  a
 =  b

24. Magnitude of projection of vector k j 2 i
+ +
on vector k
7 j
4 i
4 + + is
(a) 3 (b) 3 6
(c) 6 /3 (d) N/T
25. Position vectors of A & B are
& k
2 i
2 + + k
4 j
4 i
2 + + . Length of internal
bisector of ZBOA of A AOB is
(a)
9
136
(b)
9
136
(c)
3
20
(d) N/T
26. Magnitude of moment of force  k
8 j
6 i
2 +
acting at point k
3 j
2 + about point
k
2 i
+
(a) 211 (b) 0
(c) 54 (d) N/T
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27. If a x c c x b b x a then , 0 c 3 b 2 a
+ + = + + is equal
to
(a) 6 ( ) c b
(b) 6 ( ) b a
(c) 6 ( ) a c
(d) N/Ts
28. If b
a (b) b
a
(c) a b
(d) N/T
29. Value of   a c , c b , b a
where
3  c  & 2  b  , 1  a  = = =
is
(a) 1 (b) 6
(c) 0 (d) N/T
30. If [ ] d , c , b 4 a 2
+ = ] d c b [ ] d c a [
+ , then
+ =
(a) 6 (b) 6
(c) 10 (d) N/T
31. Let , k
a =
) x 1 ( j
x b + + =
&
. k
) y x 1 ( j
x i
y c + + + =
Then ] c b a [
depends
on
(a) only x (b) only y
(c) neither x nor y (d) N/T
32. Vector ) k
c ( k
) j
a ( j
) i
a ( i
+ +
is
(a) 0 (b) a
(c) 2 a
(d) N/T
33. Let k
2 a + + =
, k
2 i
b + =
be coplanar. If c
is to c then , a
=
(a) ) k
(
2
1
+ (b) ) k
(
3
1
+
(c) ) j
2 i
(
5
1
(d) N/T
34. Let . j
b & k
2 j
a + = + =
If c
is vector such
that  c  c . a
= , 2 2  a c  =
& angle between
c & b a
is 30
o
, then  c ) b a ( 
=
(a) 2/3 (b) 3/2
(c) 2 (d) N/T
35. If , k
a + + =
4 j
3 i
4 b + + =
, k
c  + o + =
are linearly dependent vectors & 3  c  =
then
(a) o = 1, =  1 (b) o =1, = 1
(c) o = 1, = 1 (d) o = 1, = 1
36. If c & b , a
+
= , then angle between
b & a
is
(a) 3/4 (b) /4
(c) /2 (d) N/T
37. Vector c
4 j
4 i
7 a =
&
k
2 j
2 b + =
with 6 5  c  =
is
(a) ) k
2 j
7 i
(
3
5
+ (b) ) k
2 j
5 i
5 (
3
5
+ +
(c) ) k
2 j
7 i
(
3
5
+ + (d) N/T
38. If ) k
27 j
6 i
2 ( + + x 0 ) k
c j
b i
( = + +
then a & b are
(a) 3 &27/2 (b) 3 & 25/2
(c) 3 & 27/2 (d) N/T
39. Value of
2 2
 j
a   i
a  +
+
2
 k
a 
is
(a) a
2
(b) 2a
2
(c) 3a
2
(d) N/T
40. For noncoplanar vectors c & b , a
the relation
 c   b   a   c ). b a (  =
if
(a) a . c c . b b . a
= = (b) c . b 0 b . a
= =
(c) a . c 0 b . a
= = (d) a . c c . b b . a
= = =0
41. c & b
, a
are unit vectors then
2
2 2
a c c b
+ = ] c , c b , a [
+ , k has
(a) no value (b) exactly one value
(c) exactly two values
(d) exactly three values
44. Vector OP = i 3j 2k and OQ = 3i + j 2k.
Then OM, the positive vector of bisector of
angle POQ, is
(a) i  j  k (b) 2 ( i + j k )
(c) i + j + k (d) i + j + k
45. Let c , b , a
+ + (b) ( c b a
+ + ) /3
(c) ( c b a
+ + ) /2 (d) N/T
46. Vectors a, b & c are related by a = 8b &
c =  7c then angle between a & c is
(a) 0 (b) /4
(c) /2 (d)
ANSWER (VECTOR)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
a c b c b c d a b b
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
d c c a c d b b c b
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
c c a d a b a a c a
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
c c a b d a d a b d
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b d a b a d