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Is the component of a vector still a vector?

  1. Sep 26, 2009 #1
    I know that a vector has magnitude and direction. But what about its components? Are they still considered vectors? Thanks in advance
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 26, 2009 #2
    Yes, if the unit vector is part of the term. For vector v=3i+4j, 3i is a vector, 4j is a vector. The 3 and 4 are not vectors.
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