Proble m There is a distinction between average speed and the magnitude of average velocity. Give an example that illustrates the difference between these two quantities.

Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 4 Average speed is the total distance travelled divided by time taken to travel, whereas average velocity is the total displacement divided by time taken to travel. Step 2 of 4 Therefore the basic difference between average speed and magnitude of average velocity is that the average speed depends on the total distance and magnitude of the average velocity depends on the total displacement.