# SPEED VS VELOCITY DIFFERENCE

Here we have listed the difference between speed and velocity in tabular form with examples

 Speed Velocity Definition: SPEED is defined as the distance traveled by a body per unit time. Definition: VELOCITY is defined as the distance traveled by a body per unit time in a given direction. SPEED is defined as the rate of change of distance. VELOCITY is defined as the rate of change of displacement. SPEED is used to find out “ how fast an object is moving ”. VELOCITY is used to find out “ what is the direction for moving object ”. SPEED is a scalar quantity as it has only magnitude. VELOCITY is a vector quantity as it has both magnitudes as well as direction. SPEED is always positive. VELOCITY can be positive or negative. SPEED for a moving object can never be zero. VELOCITY for a moving object can be zero if the body returns to its initial position. SPEED = Distance / Time VELOCITY = Displacement / Time SPEED is denoted by s or v. VELOCITY is denoted by v or v and a cap or arrow above it. S.I. Unit – m/s Dimension – LT-1

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