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CBSE Class 9 Answered

difference between speed and velocity
Asked by | 28 Feb, 2008, 07:35: PM
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Parameters

Speed

Velocity

Definition

Distance traveled by a body in unit time

Distance traveled by a body in a particular direction in unit time

Scalar/Vector

Scalar

Vector

Physical interpretation

Speed tells how fast a body moves

Velocity tells the direction of the body and how fast a body is moving

Sign

Always positive

Can be negative, positive or even zero

 

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