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# Difference between scalar quantity and vector quantity in tabular form

## What are the differences between scalars and vectors?

 Scalars vectors Physical quantities having magnitude only but no direction . Physical quantities having magnitude and direction . These quantities are completely described by:1:a number2:a suitable unit These quantities are completely described by:1:a numbers2:by a suitable unit3:By certain direction These quantities are added ,subtracted ,multiplied and divided by simple arithmetic rules. These 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

## List of scalar and vector quantities

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

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