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goformit100

  • one year ago

Is it possible to add a vector quantity to a scalar quantity? Explain.

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  1. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    Nope. You cannot do that, since scalars don't follow vector algebra.

  2. Eyad
    • one year ago
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    No, only like quantities can be added, so even if both quantities are vectors eg force and acceleration, or both scalars like energy and time, they still cannot be ...

  3. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    @Eyad Did you forget to credit Wikihow?

  4. goformit100
    • one year ago
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    Ok, but is it true can we Multiply or not ?

  5. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    Or I mean wiki.answers

  6. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    Yes, we can multiply.

  7. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    We can multiply a scalar by a vector because multiplying a scalar by a vector is just like adding the vector to itself again and again.

  8. goformit100
    • one year ago
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    What is the special name given to this perticular theorem then ?

  9. Eyad
    • one year ago
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    ~Wiki answers . @ParthKohli ,Happy ?

  10. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    It's no theorem.

  11. goformit100
    • one year ago
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    ok then what can it be call then ?

  12. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    It's just... I don't know lol

  13. goformit100
    • one year ago
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    Ok Thanks

  14. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    lets try it \[\alpha=6\\ \vec v=\langle1,2,0\rangle\] \[\alpha+\vec v=6+\langle1,2,0\rangle=\,?\] \[\alpha\times \vec v=6\langle1,2,0\rangle=\langle6\times1,6\times2,6\times0\rangle=\langle 6,12,0\rangle\]

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