ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

Ordered vector space

An ordered vector space is a special kind of space where we can measure things and order them according to their size. Think of it like a bunch of toys that you want to organize by size.

In a vector space, we have objects called vectors that we can add, subtract, and multiply by numbers. These vectors can represent things like positions, velocities, or anything that has a magnitude and direction.

Now, in an ordered vector space, we can also say which vectors are greater or smaller than others based on their size or magnitude. For example, we can say that a toy car that is bigger than another toy car is greater in size, just like we can say that a longer vector has a greater magnitude than a shorter vector.

It's important to note that not all vector spaces are ordered. In some cases, we may not be able to compare the size of two vectors, or they may be equal in size.

Overall, an ordered vector space allows us to organize vectors based on their size and compare them to each other. It's like putting your toys in order from biggest to smallest!