Calculus 8th Edition

Published by Cengage
ISBN 10: 1285740629
ISBN 13: 978-1-28574-062-1

Chapter 12 - Vectors and the Geometry of Space - 12.2 Vectors - 12.2 Exercises: 1


(a) Scalar (b) Vector (c) Vector (d) Scalar

Work Step by Step

(a) The cost of a theater ticket is a number , it does not have a direction . Thus it is a scalar. (b) The speed of the flow of the river tells about its magnitude and which direction the current is going is the direction. Thus, the current in the river has bot magnitude and direction , so it is a vector. (c) The initial flight path has a direction form Houston to Dallas and a magnitude (how far) . Therefore, it is a vector. (d) The population of a world is a number , so it has magnitude only; not direction. Thus, it is a scalar.
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