Q: Can a vector have a component greater than the magnitude of the vector?

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can a vector have a component greater than the vector magnitude

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No. The magnitude of a vector can't be less than any component.

Unless the vector is one dimensional, or only valued along one base in a multidimensional space, in which case the magnitude is equal to it's components, a vector's magnitude has to be greater than its components.

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can a vector have a component greater than the vector magnitude

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No a vector may not have a component greater than its magnitude. When dealing with highschool phyics problems, the magnitude is usually the sum of two or more components and one component will offset the other, causing the magnitude to be less then its component

No. The magnitude of a vector can't be less than any component.

No, because the components along any other direction is v*cos(A) where v is the magnitude of the original vector and A is the angle between the direction of the original vector and the direction of the component. Since the absolute value of cos(A) cannot be greater than 1, then v*cos(A) cannot be greater than v.

No. The magnitude of a vector can't be less than any component.