Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 3 - Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors - Questions: 9

Answer

a. Yes. b. No.

Work Step by Step

a. If all of a vector’s components except for one are equal to zero, the vector’s magnitude equals the length of that component. b. Equation 3-4b shows that the magnitude of a vector can never be less than that of any one of its components. The overall magnitude is found by using the Pythagorean theorem.
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