Distinguish between speed and velocity.

Answer

Speed

Velocity

Speed is defined as the distance travelled by a body in a given interval of time.

Velocity is defined as the displacement of a body in a given interval of time.

It is a scalar quantity.

It is a vector quantity.

Speed = Distance/Time

Velocity = Displacement/Time

Speed of a body is positive or zero.

Velocity of a body can be positive, negative or zero.

  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 8 Class 9 - Motion

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