Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 2 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 10

Answer

A complete description of force requires both magnitude and direction. For example, a pull to the north causes different effects from an equally hard pull to the west. Any quantity that requires both magnitude and direction for a complete description is a vector quantity.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 28.
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