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Difference between scalar quantity and vector quantity in tabular form

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 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 number

2:a suitable unit

These quantities are completely described by:

1:a numbers

2:by a suitable unit

3: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

Related topics

Types of vectors

dot product and cross product

Difference between dot product and cross product

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