zero vector


Definition of zero vector

: a vector which is of zero length and all of whose components are zero

Examples of zero vector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the net force is zero (zero vector), then the object will either be at rest or move with a constant velocity. Rhett Allain, Wired, "Let’s Unpack the Pendulum Rocket Fallacy," 7 Dec. 2020 The zero vector is a force of zero Newtons in all directions. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics of Actually Flying Around in an Iron Man Suit," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of zero vector

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Zero vector.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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