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Vectors : Key Stage 5 (A2-Level) : Mathematics Content Knowledge

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1. How confident are you that you understand and can explain the difference between:

a. a scalar quantity and a vector quantity and give examples of each?


Scalar quantities have size (magnitude) but not direction.

Vector quantities have size (magnitude) and direction.

Example of scalar quantities are distance, mass, speed. Numbers are scalar quantities.

Examples of vector quantities are displacement, weight, velocity.

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