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Essential Calculus: Early Transcen...

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James Stewart
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James Stewart
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ISBN: 9781133112280

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Chapter 10, Problem 1RCC
To determine

To show: The difference between a vector and a scalar.

Expert Solution

Explanation of Solution

The difference between a vector and a scalar is explained in Table 1.

Table 1

S No. Vector Scalar
1 The vector is a quantity that has both real-valued magnitude and direction. The scalar is a quantity that has only real-valued magnitude. It has no direction.
2 The vector quantities can be added linearly when they are in the same direction (same plane). The scalar parameters can be added linearly and algebraically.
3 The vectors can be resolved into components in different planes. The scalar parameters cannot be resolved into components.
4 The examples of vector parameters are velocity, acceleration, force, displacement, and so on. The examples of scalar parameters are mass (weight), time, energy, and so on.

Thus, the difference between a vector and a scalar is shown.

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