Scalars and Vectors

Scalars and Vectors: In the study of physics, we come across two types of physical quantities- Scalar and Vector. Scalar quantities, or simply scalars, are those which possess magnitude only whereas vector quantities, or simply vectors, are those which possess magnitude as well as direction. For example- the distance between two places characterized by its magnitude only is a scalar quantity but the same characterized both by magnitude and direction is a vector quantity. To describe this more clearly, consider the distance between Bangalore and Delhi. It is a scalar quantity when we say that Bangalore is at a distance … Continue reading Scalars and Vectors