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if the light velocity is a vector quantity, why vector addition cannot be applied to it?

if the light velocity is a vector quantity, why vector addition cannot be applied to it?

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Sumit Majumdar IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 137 Points
8 years ago
Dear student,
Velocity of light like other velocities, is a vector quantity. So, in vector addition, veloicty of light is going to be added vectorially. Moreover, the velocity of light has a special significance because of relativity and therefore the way its added is under a relative sense.
If the answer isnt clear, please specify the context under which you want to say that vector addition cant be applied on it.
Regards

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