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I Speed and Velocity vs magnitudes

  1. Jun 20, 2017 #1
    Can the magnitudes of speed and velocity be different for the same given situation?
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  3. Jun 20, 2017 #2


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    By definition, speed is the magnitude of velocity. So you're basically asking, "can speed and speed be different?"
  4. Jun 20, 2017 #3
    No they are the same as magnitude of a vector is a scalar.
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