How force is a vector quantity?


Force has both direction and magnitude and obeys the vector law of addition. Hence, it is a vector.

Characteristics of Vectors

The characteristics of the vectors are as follows:

  • Vectors possess magnitude as well as the direction
  • Either the magnitude or direction change or both change
  • It does not obey the ordinary law of algebra

Examples of vectors

Few examples of vector quantities are,

  • Displacement
  • Acceleration
  • Force
  • Momentum
  • Weight
  • Velocity

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