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# Difference between scalar and vector quantity in tabular form

## What are the differences between scalars and vectors?

 Scalars vectors Physical quantities having magnitude only but no direction are called scalar quantities. Physical quantities having magnitude and direction are called vector  quantities. Scalar quantities are completely described by: 1:a number 2:a suitable unit vector quantities are completely described by: 1:a numbers 2:by a suitable unit 3:By certain direction Scalar quantities are added ,subtracted ,multiplied and divided by simple arithmetic rules. Vector quantities cannot be added ,subtracted,multiplied and divide by simple arithmetical rules.

## Examples of scalar quantities

• Speed
• work
• distance
• energy
• power
• Temperature
• Volume
• Specific heat
• Calorie
• Density
• Entropy
• Gravitational potential
• Charge
• Frequency
• Kinetic energy

## Examples of vector quantities

• Force
• Acceleration
• Momentum
• Torque
• Electric flux
• Magnetic field intensity
• Centrifugal force
• Shearing stress
• Electric field intensity

• Mass
• weight
• speed
• work
• power
• energy
• force
• torque
• displacement
• distance