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Vector Or Scalar problems

  1. Sep 3, 2012 #1
    Identify each of the quantities below as Vector or Scalar.
    Speed of a train. (Vector)
    Volume of a cube. (Scalar)
    Acceleration of a rocket. (Vector)
    Mass of a pint of milk. (Scalar)
    Velocity of a train. (Vector)
    Force of gravity. (Scalar)

    I put my answers in parentheses but im not really comprehending the definition of vectors and scalars.My homework wont give any hints of what i got wrong.Can somebody help me see where im going wrong at.
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  3. Sep 3, 2012 #2


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    Vectors have a direction associated with them (implied or stated). Which items have a direction?
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