What do you mean by the term vector quantity ?
What do you mean by the term vector quantity? what are the uses of vector quantity? Explain different types of vector.
Physical quantity having both magnitude and direction called vector quantity . And the physical quantity having magnitude only called scalar quantity . E.X.- suppose a man move 10 km , now in that case I am discussing about its distance only i.e. it has magnitude only but there is no any information about its direction hence it is a scalar quantity, if we say man is moving 10 km towards East(or any other direction ) so we can say we are discussing about its displacement i.e. it has both magnitude and direction. A vector quantity is represented as an arrow on its top ex;- ? ⃗
Vectors can be divided into two ways –
- Polar vector- a vector which has a starting point or a point of application. E. X .- displacement , force etc.
- (ii) Axial vector – Vectors which represent rotational effects and acts along the axis of rotation in accordance with right hand screw rule.