Class 11 Physics Motion In A Plane Scalars Vs Vectors

Scalars Vs. Vectors

Criteria

Scalar

Vector

Definition

A scalar is a quantity with magnitude only.

A vector is a quantity with magnitude and direction.

Direction

No

Yes

Specified by

A number (magnitude) and a unit

A number (magnitude), direction and a unit

Represented by

quantity’s symbol

quantity’s symbol in bold or an arrow sign above

Example

mass, temperature

velocity, acceleration

 

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