Null or Zero Vector - QS Study
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Suppose, two persons at the ends of a rope are pulling with the same force. Then the resultant of that tension will be a null vector. In other words, the vector whose magnitude is zero is called a null or zero vector.

The initial and the end point of a zero vector is the same. It is denoted by Ō or O. By adding a vector with its opposite vector or by subtracting two equal vectors, a null vector is obtained. It has no particular direction. Generally a null vector is either equal to resultant of two equal vectors acting in opposite directions or multiple vectors in different directions.

Graphically, zero vector or null vector represent just a point whose starting point and terminating point is same.