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Is Average Speed a Scalar quantity?

  1. Sep 12, 2014 #1
    Is Average Speed a Scalar quantity?
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  3. Sep 12, 2014 #2


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  4. Sep 12, 2014 #3


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    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.
  5. Sep 12, 2014 #4
    Thanks Jedi and Khashishi!
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