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Does the speedometer of a car measure speed or velocity

University Physics | 13th Edition | ISBN: 9780321675460 | Authors: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman ISBN: 9780321675460 31

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Problem 1DQ

Does the speedometer of a car measure speed or velocity? Explain.

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Solution 1DQ Speedometer measures speed only. It won’t measure velocity. Since velocity is a vector quantity, it can not be directly measured using speedometer. Speedometer just provides the speed of a vehicle using simple sensing instruments.

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Textbook: University Physics
Edition: 13
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
ISBN: 9780321675460

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