Scalars and Vectors

by • 04/07/2012 • GeneralComments (0)484

Scalars

Physical quantities which can be completely specified by

1. A number which represents the magnitude of the quantity.

2. An appropriate unit

are called Scalars.

Scalars quantities can be added, subtracted multiplied and divided by usual algebraic laws.


Examples

Mass, distance, volume, density, time, speed, temperature, energy, work, potential, entropy, charge etc.

 

Vectors

Physical quantities which can be completely specified by

1. A number which represents the magnitude of the quantity.

2. An specific direction

are called Vectors.

Special laws are employed for their mutual operation.
Examples

Displacement, force, velocity, acceleration, momentum.

Easy for one party level essay writing service to pop and so difficult for the other party to!
Pin It

Leave a Reply