Physics (10th Edition)

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118486897
ISBN 13: 978-1-11848-689-4

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Mathematical Concepts - Check Your Understanding - Page 12: 7



Work Step by Step

To sum two perpendicular vectors, we use the Pythagorean Theorem, as this theorem says that the resultant is the square root of the sum of the square of its magnitudes; the result will be always positive unless the magnitudes are zero. As the question says that we are working with nonzero vectors, the answer is No.
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