Vector quantity

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Does having metre in a calculation make the outcome a vector quantity.
 

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I don't think so. A meter is simply distance, it does not have a direction.
 
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I remember reading somewhere for a unit explanation, but just can't find it again that "since metre is involved the unit is a vector quantity"
 
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I remember reading somewhere for a unit explanation, but just can't find it again that "since metre is involved the unit is a vector quantity"
Distance is a scalar quantity though and has the metre as its SI unit, displacement also has metres as its unit but is a vector. The unit isn't relevant to whether something is a vector or not as the absolute value of the vector will be a scalar of the same units.

I think you might be getting mixed up with unit vectors perhaps? I.e. i j and k in Cartesian coordinates.
 

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