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# Why is speed considered a scalar and velocity a vector ISBN: 9780321909107 29

## Solution for problem 18RQ Chapter 5

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Problem 18RQ

Why is speed considered a scalar and velocity a vector?

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Solution 18RQ Speed is a scalar quantity as it has only magnitude and direction is not needed to explain it. Velocity is a vector quantity as it has a magnitude and also direction is needed to specify it.

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