Flashcards in Vectors and scalars Deck (8)
What is a scalar?
A scalar quantity is fully defined by its magnitude and unit
What is a vector?
A vector is fully defined by its magnitude and direction
What is displacement?
Displacement is the shortest distance from your initial position to your final position. Therefore, displacement is a measurement of distance
What equation do you use to work out a bearing
c= tan-1 (a/b)
How would you work out a displacement?
You could work out displacement by using Pythagorus theory.
What is another way to work out displacement with an equation if you have been given time and velocity?
What are 5 examples of vectors that you need to know?
Displacement, momentum, velocity, acceleration, force