Scalar and Vectors

Scalar Picture provided by Bon Appetit

Scalar- Is a physical phenomenon that only has a magnitude (numerical value). A perfect example of a scalar is temperature.

Vector Picture provided by Central Ohio Martial Arts

Vector- A vector is a mathematical quantity that has both a magnitude and direction.A perfect example of a vector is force

Scalars Verses Vectors

Scalar

Vectors, the graphical representation

Scalar

Base Units

-Temperature (Kelvin)

-Mass (Kilogram)

-Light Intensity (Candela)

-Current (Amperes)

-Particles per Volume (Mole)

-Time (Seconds)

Derived Units

-Work (Joules)

-Energy (Joules)

-Voltage (Joules / Coulomb)

-Charge (Coulomb)

-Resistance (Ohms)

Vector

Base Units

-Length, as long as there is a directions, otherwise it is a scalar. (Meter)

Derived Units

-Velocity (Meters /Seconds)

-Acceleration (Meter / Second /Seconds)

-Force (Newtons)

-Momentum (Kilogram Meters / Seconds)

-Electric Field (Newtons / Coulombs)

-Magnetic Field (Tesla)

-Gravitational Fields (Newtons / Kilogram)