Samuel Leung

F2010MATH211L03

Vectors and Lines is due : 12/01/2010 at 11:00pm MST. The number of attempts available for each question is noted beside the question. If you are having trouble figuring out your error, you should consult the textbook, or ask a fellow student, one of the TA’s or your professor for help. There are also other resources at your disposal, such as the Engineering Drop in Centre and the Mathematics Continuous Tutorials. Don’t spend a lot of time guessing – it’s not very efficient or effective. Make sure to give lots of significant digits for (floating point) numerical answers. For most problems when entering numerical answers, you can if you wish enter elementary expressions such as 2 ∧ 3 instead of 8, sin(3 ∗ pi/2)instead of -1, e ∧ (ln(2)) instead of 2, (2 + tan(3)) ∗ (4 − sin(5)) ∧ 6 − 7/8 instead of 27620.3413, etc. 8. (1 pt) Find a and b such that the point (a, −1, b) lies on the line passing through the point (−4, −5, −5) and parallel to the line described by the equations: x = −9 + 4t, y = 7 − 2t, z = 0 + 1t a= b= 9. (1 pt) If (a, b, 9) is on the line passing through (3, −6, 5) and (4, −8, 6), find the vector (x, y, z) with: (i) initial point (tail) (3, −4, −5) (ii) final point (tip) (a, b, −5) x= y= z= 10. (1 pt) Consider the two lines L1 and L2 : L1 passes through (4, −3, 3) and (0, 5, 3); L2 passes through (4, −1, 11) and (8, 7, 3). Do L1 and L2 intersect? If they intersect at a single point, enter the coordinates (x, y, z). If the lines DO NOT intersect, enter (0, 0, 0). If the lines are IDENTICAL, enter (10, 10, 10). (x, y, z) = ( , , ).    1 1 11. (1 pt) For u =  1  and v =  2 , find 0 1 1. The dot product u · v u·v = 2. The angle θ between u and v where θ is in [0, 180◦ ] θ= v 3. The ratio u v = u √ (Note: To enter a, use sqrt(a). Be sure to enter you answer for θ in degrees) 12. (1 pt) Consider the vectors u = [−4, −6, −4]T and v = [x, 0, z]T , where u and v are perpendicular. (a) Find the value of x if z = −3 x=
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1. (1 pt) Find the point (x, y, z) which is 2/3 of the way from the point (−2, 0, −3) to the point (−11, −9, −6). x= y= z= 2. (1 pt) Let u = [1, −4, 2]T and v = [0, 1, −2]T . Find a such that [4, −10, a]T has the same direction as −2u − 3v a= 3. (1 pt) Consider the vectors u = [5, 2, 3]T , v = [−5, 4, −4]T and w = [5, 5, −2]T . Find a vector x = [a, b, c]T such that 3(2u + x) + w = 2x − v. x=[ , , ]T 4. (1 pt) If U(0, −1, 1), V (−1, 1, 3), and W (3, 1, −5) are three points, find the vector x = [a, b, c]T that has: (i) initial point (tail) halfway between V and W ; − → − → (ii) terminal point (tip) at OU + OV . a= b= c= 5. (1 pt) Find the vector x = [a, b, c]T that has: (i) initial point (tail) 1/3 of the way from the point (2, −1, 1) to the point (−4, 2, −8); (ii) terminal point (tip) 1/2 of the way from the point (−1, 3, 2) to the point (−3, −1, −2). a= b= c= 6. (1 pt) Find a and b such that the point (6, a, b) lies on the line passing through the points (3, 1, −1) and (1, −7, −3) a= b= 7. (1 pt) Consider the points A(−4, −4, −5), B(1, −1, −4) and C(2, 5, 1). Find the largest distance between any pair of these points. Enter the square of the distance as your answer. Distance Squared =

−7. If u · v = u · w. Note: You can use the built in sqrt() function to enter square roots eg. b. For example. −3. then u = 0 or v = 0 • C. CD = −AF Generated by the WeBWorK system c WeBWorK Team. If u · v = 0. −2. -3/2) 13.C are the vertices of a triangle and D. (1 pt) Given u = [4. −8. find the vectors u1 and u2 such that: (i) u1 is parallel to v. you can enter your answer as a fraction (e. (ii) u2 is orthogonal to v. A. u = [ . u1 = [ . (1 pt) For u = [3. none of the above 20. 3. −15/22 ) 14. If u · v = u · w and u = 0. Department of Mathematics. If you’d like. E are the midpoints of AB and AC respectively. If u · v = 0 for all v then u = 0 • E. √ (ii) u = 44. . 3. −10). 1. 4]T . 8. 8) to the line that passes through the point P(1. University of Rochester 2 . . 6]T + t[2. you would type ”-5/sqrt(17)” 15. c]T such that: (i) u is perpendicular to both the vectors [3. y. projv u = If you’d like. (click on the image to enlarge it) − → − → • A. 17. (1 pt) In the diagram below.(b) Find the value of x if z = 3 x= Remember. then u is orthogonal to v − w • B. CD is perpendicular to AB − → − → • E. v and w. −3]T . find projv u. (iii) u = u1 + u2 . −2]T and v = [2. AE = EF − → − → • C. ]T . (1 pt) Find the length of the projection of the vector u = [3. 3. (1 pt) Find the vector u = [a. you can enter your answers using fractions and the √ sqrt function. ]T u2 = [ . Select ALL answers that MUST be true. sqrt(47) The distance is 19.g. E so that DE = EF. −12) to the line that passes through the points Q(4. 0. . projv u = [ . to enter the expression −5/ 17 . FC = DB − → − → • D. −2]T and [22. The distance is 18.g. 6]T . −22. z]T = [9. you can enter your answers as fractions (e. FC is parallel to AD − → − → • B. B. 0]T . then v = w • D. You can use the sqrt() function to enter square roots. −4. (1 pt) Find the shortest distance from the point P(9. 3. . ]T . −3]T and v = [−3. (1 pt) Find the shortest distance from the point Q(−13. • A. −4) and R(1. (iii) a ≥ 0. −4. ]T 16. . 0) and is parallel to the line whose equation is: [x. 2. −2]T on the vector v = [−3. (1 pt) Choose ALL correct statements below for vectors u. − → − → Suppose that F is on the line through D. 1]T .