Terms and definitions
Terms and Definitions
Scalar quantity A quantity specified only by its magnitude, does not have direction
Vector quantity A quantity specified by magnitude and direction
Position Where you are; How far from some zero point and in which direction
Clock reading When or at what instantaneous time
Time interval Elapsed time between two clock readings
Distance Length of path traveled during a time interval
Displacement How far you are from where you started and in which direction
Average velocity Average speed and direction over a time interval; the slope of a position vs. time graph
Velocity How fast something is moving and in which direction
Speed How fast something is moving; does not take direction into account
Terms and Definitions
Scalar quantity A quantity specified only by its magnitude, does not have direction
Vector quantity A quantity specified by magnitude and direction
Position Where you are; How far from some zero point and in which direction
Clock reading When or at what instantaneous time
Time interval Elapsed time between two clock readings
Distance Length of path traveled during a time interval
Displacement How far you are from where you started and in which direction
Average velocity Average speed and direction over a time interval; the slope of a position vs. time graph
Velocity How fast something is moving and in which direction
Speed How fast something is moving; does not take direction into account
Terms and definition matching review

Scalar quantityA quantity specified only by its magnitude, does not have direction

Vector quantityA quantity specified by magnitude and direction

PositionWhere you are; How far from some zero point and in which direction

Clock readingWhen or at what instantaneous time

Time intervalElapsed time between two clock readings

DistanceLength of path traveled during a time interval

DisplacementHow far you are from where you started and in which direction

Average velocityAverage speed and direction over a time interval; the slope of a position vs. time graph

VelocityHow fast something is moving and in which direction

SpeedHow fast something is moving; does not take direction into account