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Distinguish between speed and velocity.

NCERT Class IX

Sciences - Main Course Book

Chapter 8. Motion

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NCERT Class IX

Sciences - Main Course Book

Chapter 8. Motion

by NeorBal65

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Speed is the rate at which an object covers distance in a particular time.

It is a scalar quantity.

Formula:- speed=Distance/time

Speed depends upon the distance traveled.

Velocity-

Velocity is the displacement traveled by a body per unit time.

It is a vector quantity.

Formula:- velocity=Displacement/time

Velocity depends upon the displacement traveled by a body.

Velocity can be 0.