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Answered 2009-08-26 01:17:40

No. Velocity is a vector that describes both the direction in which an object is moving and its speed in that direction.

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Which term can describe both the speed and direction of an objects motion?

Velocity describes both the speed and direction an object is moving.


What is the difference among speed velocity and motion?

Motion describes that something is moving. Speed describes how fast something is moving. Velocity describes how fast something is moving and in what direction its moving.


What describes an object's speed and direction?

As regards a moving object, we call the measure of the speed and direction it is moving its velocity.



Two objects with the same velocity must be moving in the same what?

They would be traveling at the same speed. Two objects moving with the same velocity must be moving in the same direction and at the same speed. The reason for this is because velocity is speed in a specified direction. Another way to say that is to say that velocity is speed with a direction vector. It is a physical quantity with magnitude and direction. Two objects moving with the same speed could be moving toward a head-on collision. Or they could be moving along convergent, divergent or skewed paths. Not so with two objects that have identical velocities. They are moving on the same or on parallel courses, and they are moving at the same speed.


What does two objects moving at the same velocity must have?

Two objects moving at the same velocity are moving at the same speed and in the same direction. If you're sitting on either of them, the other one appears to be motionless.


Includes both the speed of an object and the direction its moving?

Velocity describes the speed and direction of travel of an object.



Is it true or false that velocity only describes the direction in which the object is moving?

The word "only" makes that statement false. Velocity does describe the directionin which the object is moving, but it also includes the object's speed.


Why does momentum have a direction?

Momentum is defined as inertia multiplied by velocity. And velocity has a direction. When a object interacts with other objects they collide and change directions.


What Is the distance traveled by a moving objects per unit time?

That is called speed or - if the direction is relevant - velocity.


Do two skaters traveling in different directions at the same speed have the same velocity?

No. Velocity is the combination of a speed and its direction. In order fortwo objects to have the same velocity, they must be moving at the samespeed, and in the same direction.


How often do objects move in the direction of the unbalanced force?

They accelerate in the direction of the unbalanced force. If they were already moving, there will be an increasing velocity component in the direction of the unbalanced force.


What is the defintion of velocity?

Velocity is a vector quantity that describes the speed and direction that an object is moving. It is the same as "speed" except that it includes the direction of the object as well. Speed is the rate of change of distance.


What is vector and resultant velocity?

A vector is used to represent direction and magnitude of speed. Velocity is the speed of an object and a specification of its direction of motion. Speed describes only how fast an object is moving, whereas velocity gives both how fast and in what direction the object is moving. Therefore a vector can be used to represent a velocity. The term "resultant velocity" implies a change in velocity which can be determined using vector analysis.


What are the differences between speed and velocity?

Speed is the distance an object travels per unit of time and velocity describes the speed and direction of a moving object.


Is it possible for two moving objects to be at rest with respect to each other?

Yes. Consider both the objects to be moving with the same velocity in the same direction. Then, the velocity of one of the objects with respect to the other is zero and vice versa, i.e., relative velocity is zero. If the relative velocity is zero,i.e., one object appears to have zero velocity (no velocity) with respect to the other, then they are considered to be at rest with respect to each other.


Moving at constant velocity is also moving with constant speed?

Velocity is Speed in a given direction. Moving at constant velocity is equivalent to say moving with a constant speed in a specified direction. So, moving at constant velocity implicitly means moving with constant speed.



How are a body at rest and body moving similar in velocity?

A body at rest and a body in motion have completely different velocities.Magnitude of velocity:At rest . . . zeroMoving . . . not zeroDirection of velocity:At rest . . . no directionMoving . . . some direction


What is the difference between magnitude and the direction of a objects velocity?

Velocity is a vector that has both magnitude and direction. Magnitude tells you how fast it is moving (speed) and direction tells you which way it is moving. For example car traveling at 60 mph due East has a sped of 60 mph and direction East. The combination of speed and direction is velocity.


What does velocity tell you about a moving object?

Velocity tells you what speed a moving object travels at and in what direction.


Define vector quantity?

A vector quality is defined as a quality that is described completely by both a direction and a magnitude. Velocity describes what direction something is moving as well as the speed it is moving, which makes it a vector quality.


What do you need to know other then speed to determine an objects velocity?

The direction in which it's moving. This is a very important concept, and a great question.


What is the definition of velocity?

Velocity is a measure of the speed of an object that is moving in a specific direction.Imagine walking across the room. If you walk in the same direction and do not change speed, your velocity remains constant until you stop moving. If you keep a constant speed, but change direction while walking, your velocity changes. If you walk in the same direction but slow down and speed up while walking, your velocity changes. Velocity is a vector quantity that describes the speed and direction that an object is moving. It is the same as "speed" except that it includes the direction of the object as well. Speed is the rate of change of distance.In common language, velocity is often used imprecisely to mean "speed".


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