What exactly is a phasor? I was reading about alternating current when I came across the following definition:
A phasor is a vector which rotates about the origin with an angular speed(suppose $\omega$).
Then the book mentions the following statement: Though voltage and current in an AC circuit are represented by phasors-rotating vectors, they are not vectors themselves.
Aren't the 2 statements contradictory?
In my knowledge, a vector quantity is one which follows the law of vector addition(correct me if I'm wrong).
The book even obtains the impedence of an LCR circuit by using phasors and adding them just like vectors. So, what exactly is the difference between the two?