Incorrect. Remember which quantities are vectors and which are scalars.
If you divide the total distance traveled on a car trip (as determined by the
odometer) by the time for the trip, are you calculating the average speed or the
magnitude of the average velocity? Under what circumstances are these two
quantities the same?
A student writes, “
A bird that is diving for prey has a speed of
.” What is
wrong with the student’s statement? What has the student actually described?