Flashcards in Distance, Displacement, Speed And Velocity Deck (3)

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What is a vector quantity?

What is a scalar quantity?

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A vector is a something that has a magnitude and a direction eg force velocity displacement weight acceleration.

A scalar is something that has magnitude only not a direction. Eg distance speed mass energy

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What is speed and velocity?

How do you work it out?

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Speed is just how fast you’re going with no regard to the direction

Velocity is speed in a given direction

Distance m = speed m/s x time s

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