MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

236 views

How can a car be changing velocity yet not changing speed?

Speed is a scalar, which means the car's speed will be a value that has a magnitude (number) only. Velocity is a vector, which means that the car's velocity will be a value that has both magnitude and direction. In this case, the car is changing its direction of travel but the magnitude of the speed stays the same.

Jade L. GCSE Physics tutor, GCSE Chemistry tutor, A Level Physics tutor

6 months ago

Answered by Jade, an A Level Physics tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

57 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Raghav A.

Degree: Chemical Engineering (Masters) - Bath University

Subjects offered: Physics, Maths+ 2 more

Physics
Maths
Chemistry
-Personal Statements-

“About Me I am currently studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath. I have always had a real passion for mathematics and science and hope that my tutorials will instill that in you, too. I am very patient and friendly. I...”

MyTutor guarantee

£20 /hr

Michael W.

Degree: Aerospace Engineering (Masters) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: Physics, Science+ 2 more

Physics
Science
Maths
Chemistry

“I am a fourth year aerospace engineering student at the University of Bristol. I have a passion for science and mathematics as it can be applied to almost everything and enables us to solve challenging problems! I hope to share my kno...”

MyTutor guarantee

£20 /hr

Luke C.

Degree: Physics with Astronomy (Masters) - Nottingham University

Subjects offered: Physics, Maths

Physics
Maths

“I'm a physics student at the University of Nottingham. I'm looking forward to tutoring people who have a similar passion for my subject.”

MyTutor guarantee

About the author

Jade L.

Currently unavailable: for regular students

Degree: Physics (Masters) - University College London University

Subjects offered: Physics, Maths+ 1 more

Physics
Maths
Chemistry

“I'm currently in my second year of studying for a Physics degree at UCL and I have a real passion for Physics outreach. Having struggled with my learning at school, I understand the challenges of tackling the preparation for the exams ...”

You may also like...

Posts by Jade

How can a car be changing velocity yet not changing speed?

How does the change in refractive index change the direction of the light when passing into a different medium?

Other A Level Physics questions

Define the terms "acceleration" and "displacement". Explain simple harmonic motion with reference to both of these quantities.

Why can't you hear any noise in space?

Find the magnitude of the force on an electron that is travelling with velocity 2 x 10^4 ms^(-1) in the x direction through a uniform magnetic field of strength 2T in the y direction.

Describe the photoelectric effect.

View A Level Physics tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok