One airplane travels due north at 300 km/h while another travels due south at 300 km/h. Are their speeds the same? Are their velocities the same? Explain.
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The speed is scalar quantity which is having only magnitude no direction but the velocity having both magnitude and direction. Airplane 1 is moving towards north at 300 km/h and airplane 2 is moving toward south at 300 km/h.Both airplanes are traveling at 300 km/h but directions are different. So their velocities are different. Velocity is vector quantity, But speed is scalar quantity so speed is same because it depends on magnitude only since magnitude is same for both.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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