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difference between speed and velocity

Asked by 28th February 2008, 7:35 PM
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Answer:

 

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

 

Rgds

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Answered by Expert 7th December 2017, 5:24 PM
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