Linear Motion: Scalar Quantities

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This flash card deck covers the main types of scalar quantities. It is best used in conjunction with the mind-map on linear motion. It is aimed at a Leaving Certificate student or someone who has an interest in scalar quantities.

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Question Answer
Scalar Quantity A quantity with magnitude only
Examples of Scalar Quantities Length, area, volume, speed, mass, density, time, energy, work, electric current
Distance The distance between two points is a measure of how far one point is from the other Measured in metres
Time Measures the duration of events, to put them in sequence or to measure the interval between them Measured in seconds
Spped Distance travelled per unit time Measured in metres per second (m/s)
Measurement of Scalar Quantities Distance - metre stick, vernier callipers Time - stopwatch, electric timer
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