How could I describe to my NON MATH friends what a vector space is in a way that that they can understand?

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- Mar 17th 2013, 07:00 PMCivy71Definition of a vector space
How could I describe to my NON MATH friends what a vector space is in a way that that they can understand?

- Mar 17th 2013, 07:07 PMchiroRe: Definition of a vector space
Hey Civy71.

An easy way is to say that objects behave like arrows: you can add them and scale them and the effect of doing so is that they work like arrows geometrically.