Does it make sense to call a physical quantity a vector when its magnitude is zero.Give example.

Asked by  | 18th Jul, 2013, 06:26: PM

Expert Answer:

The physical meaning and sense of a zero vector can be understood from the following examples:
The position vector of the origin of the coordinate axes is a zero vector.
The displacement of a ball thrown up and received back by the thrower is a zero vector.

Answered by  | 18th Jul, 2013, 11:11: PM

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