Terminology(or physics) problem (speed and velocity)

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Since velocity is a vector, when I say an object is moving with constant speed in a straight line, am I just saying that it is moving with constant velocity?

And if someone says that an object is "moving with constant velocity in a straight line", the straight line part is actually unnecessary.

Is that correct?


Both are correct! :biggrin:

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