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Name Guiling, Emily R.

Date Sept. 5, 2018

Section BEED-4B


Seatwork #1

Displacement and Vectors

1. How are distance and displacement the same? How are they different?

Answer: Distance and displacement are usd to indicate the length between two points. They are
measured in meters. Distance is a scalar quantity that refers to "how much ground an object has
covered" during its motion while displacement is a vector quantity that refers to "how far out of place an
object is"; it is the object's overall change in position.

2.How are scalars and vectors the same? How are they different?

Answer: Scalar and vector are both quantities and they also described by a magnitude. Scalar quantity
refers to the quantity, which has only magnitude and no direction, while vector quantity implies the
physical quantity which comprises of both magnitude and direction.

3. Classify each measurement as a scalar or vector.

a. Scalar - A book measures 60g

b. Vector -A car travels 25 km east

c. Scalar -A plane flies 200 km

d. Vector - the car travels at 100 km/h westward

e. Vector -The plane flies 200 mph east

f. Vector - In an experiment, a toy car moves 15 cm to the right

g. Scalar - In an experiment, student runs 50m

h. Scalar - the temperature is –5 °C

4. You drive 50 km east, then turn around and drive 20 km west. What is your displacement?
Answer: 30 km east

What was your distance traveled?

Answer: 70 km

5. What is the difference between speed and velocity?

Answer: Speed is the distance traveled by an object where as, velocity is distance traveled by an object
per unit time in particular direction. Speed is a scalar quantity where as velocity is a vector quantity.

6.(a) Does a car’s odometer measure distance or displacement?

Answer: Distance

(b) Does its speedometer measure speed or velocity?

Answer: Speed

7. Acceleration is how quickly speed is changing.

Acceleration is the rate of a velocity vs time graph.