Is Average Speed a Scalar quantity?

1. Sep 12, 2014

shangriphysics

Is Average Speed a Scalar quantity?

2. Sep 12, 2014

Staff: Mentor

3. Sep 12, 2014

Khashishi

It depends on which definition of scalar you are using. It is not a scalar in the relativistic sense, since the value will change depending on your frame of reference. But it is a scalar in the sense that it is just a number, with no direction.

4. Sep 12, 2014

shangriphysics

Thanks Jedi and Khashishi!