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Scalar
quantities that are fully described by a magnitude or numerical value alone
Vectors
are quantities that are fully described by both magnitude and a direction
Distance
is a scalar quantity that refers to "how much ground an object has covered" during its motion
Displacement
is a vector quantity, refers to "how far out of place an object is "it is the objects overall change in position"
Speed
is a scalar quantity - how fast an object is moving
-can be thought of as the rate at which an object covers distance
Velocity
is a vector quantity - the rate at which an object changes its position
-velocity is direction aware
Instantaneous Speed
shows speed at a particular instant in time
Average speed
is a measure of the distance traveled in a given period of time