College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 3 - Motion in Two Dimensions - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 95: 8


Yes, $\vec A+\vec B$ can equal zero.

Work Step by Step

For non-zero magnitude vectors $\vec A$ and $\vec B$, $\vec A+\vec B=0$, for all $\vec A=-\vec B$. That is, when $\vec A$ and $\vec B$ have the same magnitude and are pointing in opposite directions.
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