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What is the difference velocity and speed?


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Answered 2010-02-10 19:54:05

speed is the measure of an object

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Velocity is speed with a direction


Velocity is speed with direction


The technical difference is that speed has no direction but velocity has one.


velocity is speed with direction; velocity is a vector and speed is a scalar


"Direction". The only difference between velocity and speed is that velocity is a vector while speed is a magnitude. Therefore, velocity has a direction, while speed does not.


Speed is scalar quantity and velocity is a vector - velocity has both speed AND direction (You might say that velocity is speed with an attitude!)


Speed and velocity always have the same magnitude, becausespeed is the magnitude of velocity.The difference is that velocity has a direction but speed doesn't


Speed is what it is: speed. Velocity is speed in a given direction, a vector quantity.


The difference between an object's speed and an object's velocity is that the object's speed is how fast it is going, and the object's velocity is how many units of speed the object has traveled.


Direction. Velocity has speed and direction


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/The_difference_of_speed_and_velocity" The difference between speed and velocity is that speed is a scalar quantity(that have only magnitude) and velocity is a vector quantity(that have both magnitude and direction).


The main difference between speed and velocity involves direction. Velocity involves an object moving in a particular direction.


Velocity has a direction while speed doesn't. This is why we say that velocity is a vector quantity and speed a scalar quantity.


Speed is just a number; velocity includes information about the direction. In physical terms, speed is a scalar, whereas velocity is a vector.


Speed rate of change on position (meter per second{m/s}) Velocity speed with direction


Speed is a scalar and velocity is a vector (has a direction). Speed can be said to be omni-directional like the speed of light.


Speed is the rate of change in distance, whereas velocity is speed and direction of travel. Acceleration is the change in velocity (including direction).


Speed is exactly like velocity, except velocity has a fixed direction. So speed would be 50mph, whereas velocity would be 50mph NE


They have exactly the same size. The difference is that 'velocity' tells you which way the 'speed' is going.


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the instantaneous velocity or speed is the speed a body travels at a particular and average velocity is the total distance an object


Speed is a scalar quantity with out direction, velocity is a vector quantity with a direction, The magnitude of a velocity, |V| is its speed. So all velocities have a speed, including a speed of zero.



Velocity includes direction. And it's the 'difference', not the 'distance'.


Velocity is speed with direction. To show the difference, show the direction of an object compared with speed alone. For example, a speedometer shows speed alone, a car on a road can show speed and direction.