Force as a Vector

Forces have both magnitude and direction and are therefore considered VectorsThe magnitude of a force qualifies how much force is being exerted on an object. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Force as a Vector

    How do you express force as a vector quantity?

    The numerical value of the force depicts its magnitude, and the sign before it depicts its direction. 

    Is force a vector?

    Yes

    What is a force vector diagram?

     It is a free-body diagram depicting the magnitude and direction of forces acting on an object.

    How do you represent force in vector form?

    They can be drawn on a graph. Its magnitude is represented by the length of an arrow and its direction is represented by the direction of the arrow.

    What is the force of a vector?

    A force vector is a representation of a force that has both magnitude and direction. However, vectors do not have forces.

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