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What is the difference between vectior and scaler quantity?
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♦ SCALAR QUANTITY:- IT IS THE QUANTITY WHICH HAS ONLY MAGNITUDE BUT NO DIRECTION.
EXAMPLES:- SOUND, DISTANCE, ENERGY , POWER ETC
♦ VECTOR QUANTITY:- IT IS THE QUANTITY WHICH HAS BOTH MAGNITUDE AS WELL AS DIRECTION
EXAMPLES:- DISPLACEMENT, VELOCITY, KINETIC ENERGY ETC
Posted by pranitingale on March 24, 2012 at 12:19 AM (Answer #1)
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A vector quantity is a quantity that has a size as well as direction, such as a force, displacement, velocity, and acceleration.
Quantites that only have a size and no direction are scalar quantites, such as money, temperature, energy, time, length, density, and charge.
Posted by mirall on March 23, 2012 at 4:08 PM (Answer #2)
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scalar quantity :
it a quantity that has no direction. it has only magnitude.
ie, like the weight of an object. it has no direction, only magnitude.
some eg. for scalars are : mass of an object.
vector quantity :
it is a quantity that has both direction and magnitude.
some egs are : acceleration,
Posted by smart-kavya on March 30, 2012 at 11:51 PM (Answer #3)
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A vector is a quantity with both magnitude (strength) and direction. Like a force having a strength in pounds and a direction. Or a wind having magnitude (in mph) and direction (Northeast). A scalar has only magnitude. Like the length of a segment or amount of peanuts in a jar. Scalars are just numbers.
Posted by piya1234 on March 25, 2012 at 6:50 PM (Answer #4)
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