Difference between Speed and Velocity with Examples in Tabular Form

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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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