Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

What is a scalar? A scalar is a quantity that is fully described by a magnitude only. It is described by just a single number. Some examples of scalar quantities include speed, volume, mass, temperature, power, energy, and time. What is a vector? A vector is a quantity that has both a magnitude and a direction. Vector quantities are important in the study of motion. Some examples of vector quantities include force, velocity, acceleration, displacement, and momentum.

143
17

Displacement (vector) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : Very Important - the distance travelled is not necessarily the same as the displacement vector!

1

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Poster by Nauman Afzal

784
173
1

The trajectory of a particle (in red) along a curve inside a vector field. Starting from a, the particle traces the path C along the vector field F. The dot product (green line) of its displacement vector (red arrow) and the field vector (blue arrow) defines an area under a curve, which is equivalent to the path's line integral.

2
1

The Gorgeous Illustrations of Charles Harper youtube video

126
7

Describing Projectiles With Numbers: Horizontal and Vertical Displacement: This page from The Physics Classsroom makes the projectile mathematics of how far or how high seem easy.

30
2

scalar+vs+vector | Displacement vector

3

displacement (vector; "to the right") v. distance (scalar)

5

This animation shows the two dimensional displacement vector along with its x- and y-component.

1

Displacement vector viewed another way

1