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Speed is distance per unit time and velocity is also distance per unit time. What the is the difference between the two ?

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Speed is scalar whereas velocity is vector.

Speed does not take direction into account means it is scalar quantity. Velocity takes direction in to account means it is a vector.


Speed is a scalar quantity. Velocity is vector quantity.

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Velocity is defined as displacement per unit time and it is a vector quantity depends on direction.


Speed is scalar quantity and velocity is a vector quantity by this mean both are different. Both have same unit but velocity represent both magnitude and direction.

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Difference lies in direction. Velocity is respect to direction but speed is not.

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in velocity we consider direction but in speed we do not consider direction as distance is measured only


Actually speed is the distance per unit time where as velocity is the displacement per unit time. As the distance implies only magnitude hence it is a scalar quantity and so speed is a scalar quantity where as displacement is a vector quantity as if it has both magnitude and direction and hence velocity... read more
Actually speed is the distance per unit time where as velocity is the displacement per unit time. As the distance implies only magnitude hence it is a scalar quantity and so speed is a scalar quantity where as displacement is a vector quantity as if it has both magnitude and direction and hence velocity is a vector quantity. Again one thing to be remembered that distance and displacement are not exactly same there is a slight difference between them and which makes them a completely different physical quantities. Displacement is the distance between the initial and final position of a traversed body it may be even zero but distance will never be zero. Hope you understand the answer very clearly to the depth. read less


Speed and Velocity like brother. As explained in diagram.

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Speed is scalar and velocity is vector. If you travel from your home to shop and back to home, you will have speed, but velocity will be zero.

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