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1

What is a scalar?

A scalar quantity is fully defined by its magnitude and unit

2

What is a vector?

A vector is fully defined by its magnitude and direction

3

What is displacement?

Displacement is the shortest distance from your initial position to your final position. Therefore, displacement is a measurement of distance

4

What equation do you use to work out a bearing

c= tan-1 (a/b)

5

How would you work out a displacement?

You could work out displacement by using Pythagorus theory.

6

What is another way to work out displacement with an equation if you have been given time and velocity?

S=VxT

7

What are 5 examples of vectors that you need to know?

Displacement, momentum, velocity, acceleration, force

8

What are 5+examples of scalars that you need to know?

Mass, time, temperature, speed, distance, energy