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 Question by missy Submitted on 10/30/2003 Related FAQ: sci.physics Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1 of 4) Rating: Rate this question: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great what is the difference between vector quantities and scalar quantities? and can you please include some examples ??

 Answer by amey Submitted on 2/7/2004 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great vectors require both magnitude and direction for complete definition.scalar quantities can be measured using a definite scale and they require only magnitude for definition.   the usual laws of algebra are not applicable to vector quantities.they are appliacable for scalar quantities.            vectors force displacement momentum acceleration  scalars  distance speed time mass

 Answer by AoH Submitted on 5/28/2004 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great I need to know the difference between the vector and scalar quantities....

 Answer by tities Submitted on 10/17/2004 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great vagina

 Answer by jacobson Submitted on 10/26/2004 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great difference between scalar and vector quantities

 Answer by allana Submitted on 1/19/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great the difference will be as boring as your question. Scalar quantities have magnitude, but vector quantities require both magnitude and direction

 Answer by jakecreative Submitted on 3/8/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great vector has both magnitude and direction, while scalar has only magnitude.

 Answer by giggles Submitted on 3/17/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great A scalar is a quantity that can be defined by a number alone. A vector, on the other hand, must be specified by both a number and a direction. From a geometric point of view, a vector can be defined as a line segment having a specific direction and a specific length. The symbol for a vector normally will be a boldfaced letter with an arrow overhead. In this document, however, in order to make documents on the web easier to construct, a simple boldface letter will be used. i.e., A. The length of the vector is its magnitude and is written as |A| or when unambiguous, as the letter itself in italics, i.e., A.

 Answer by j_placid Submitted on 4/14/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great Scalars are standalone,absolute quantities which can be expressed with a single value. Examples are temperature,humidity,density. Vectors are quantities that have a meaning only when they are related to another quantity. Example is displacement of an object from another object. Displacement of an object is meaningful only if expressed  wrt another object. Hope this helps.

 Answer by piggy Submitted on 11/30/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great vectors and scalars are gay, get a life

 Answer by abdullah habeeb Submitted on 9/22/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great the difference's between a vector and scale is the vector needs direction and acceleration but the scale only need acceleration with out the direction

 Answer by bob Submitted on 10/6/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great i dont know

 Answer by anju Submitted on 11/15/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great vector is the physical quantity which has magnitude and direction  but scalar has magnitude but no direction

 Answer by anju Submitted on 11/15/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great vector is the physical quantity which has magnitude and direction  but scalar is a physical quantity which has magnitude but no direction

 Answer by master professional Submitted on 12/5/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great i think ,, i think .. and tht what i do thinking there'reno any difference between vector and scalar with loves kisses i'llmiss u beebee xxx

 Answer by sammy Submitted on 5/5/2007 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great vectors require both magnitude and direction for complete definition.scalar quantities can be measured using a definite scale and they require only magnitude for definition.   the usual laws of algebra are not applicable to vector quantities.they are appliacable for scalar quantities.            vectors force displacement momentum acceleration  scalars  distance speed time mass

 Answer by niraj gupta Submitted on 5/9/2007 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 1.scalar quantities remain constant were vector quantities depend on the altitute(its varies from place to place) 2.mass is scalar and weight is vector 3.when thier is gravitational force is involve than that body is called vector

 Answer by carl Submitted on 6/24/2007 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great a scalar Quantity has only magnitude a vector has both magnitude and direction

 Answer by Belle Submitted on 7/2/2007 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great in vector, it includes direction...for example, 5m East..while in scalar, it requires the magnitude only. for example, 60 seconds.

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