College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 2 - Multiple-Choice Questions: 10

Answer

(b) B+C+F

Work Step by Step

The correct answer is: (b) B+C+F Let's move vector C so the tail of vector C is on the tip of vector B. Let's move vector F so the tail of vector F is on the tip of vector C (in vector C's new position). If we start at the origin, the path B+C+F reaches the point that is one unit directly below the origin. Therefore, B + C + F is not equal to zero. The three other vector sums are equal to zero because the sum of the vectors would end at the origin.
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