# Basic Physics

1. Mar 1, 2015

### talibji786

Can u describe VECTOR and SCALAR in detail with example

2. Mar 1, 2015

### phinds

A vector has direction, a scalar does not. It's that simple.

And by the way, for really simple questions like this, Google is a great resource. Try Googling "what is a vector" and "what is a scalar".

3. Mar 1, 2015

### talibji786

Actually I am the students of arts but I love science and on google i face difficulty in asking question

4. Mar 1, 2015

### phinds

OK, I can certainly understand that if you are not sure of the scientific term you want, it can be hard, but when you want to know what a vector is, how hard is it to type "what is a vector"?

5. Mar 1, 2015

hmmm u r ryt

6. Mar 1, 2015

### phinds

Good.

And just for your future reference, "text-speak" is strongly discouraged here. We type everything out even though it can seem like a pain when you are used to text-speak.

7. Mar 2, 2015

### Bernard

in simple 'Artistic' ways, Everything in life has an amount/magnitude, a bag of sand of 50kg is an example of an amount. however not everything in life has a direction. The 50kg sand bag does not have a direction where it could potentially go, thats non existent. However a push or a pull for example have a direction, you cannot have a push with just the magnitude you have to say what you are pushing towards, in certain quantities of life direction is as important as the amount. We call these scalar (no direction) and Vector (with direction).

8. Mar 2, 2015

### talibji786

thnx 2 much bernard

9. Mar 3, 2015

### shiromani

What is direction of vector. Define direction of vector

10. Mar 4, 2015

### kenny1999

vector - quantities with direction i.e + or - or many directions. For example, velocity (rate and direction of travel ), acceleration (rate and speeding up or slowing down)
scalar - quantities without direction. For example, length, temperature, where direction does not make sense to those measures.

11. Mar 5, 2015

Thank u all