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Multivariable Calculus 11th Edition

Multivariable Calculus (11th Edition)

Book Edition11th Edition
Author(s)Larson
ISBN9781337275378
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectMath
Chapter 11, Section 11.1, Exercises, Exercise 1
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Describe the difference between a scalar and a vector. Give examples of each.

Explanation

SOLUTION


Difference between scalar and a vector


Scalar quantity is a physical quantity which tells us about only magnitude of the quantity unlike a vector quantity which is a physical quantity that not only tells us about the magnitude of the quantity but also gives us the direction in which the quantity is directed.


EXAMPLE


Scalar quantity : Mass, temperature, speed etc.


Vector quantity : Velocity, force, acceleration etc.


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