Physics

>

A-Level

Mechanics

Question

How do we know that speed is not a vector?

2 years ago

·

1 Reply

·

1614 views

M

Mavis Walter


1 Answer

Mark P Profile Picture
Mark P Verified Sherpa Tutor ✓

Experienced Science teacher and examiner with a passion for Science

4 reviews

It has no direction. i.e. a car going in a circle has a speed over the ground , but the distance (displacement ) from the centre of the circle stays the same. Hence its velocity is zero in a sense

I'm available for 1:1 private online tuition!

Click here to view my profile and arrange a free introduction.

Think you can help?

More Physics A-Level Questions
Sherpa Badge

Need an A-Level Physics tutor?

Get started with a free online introductions with an experienced and qualified online tutor on Sherpa.

Find an A-Level Physics Tutor