On this page, you will find Vectors and scalars notes for Grade 10, including common questions and answers for study revision. The main important learning outcomes for Physical Sciences Grade 10 (Victors and Scalars) are:

  • To introduce the concepts of VECTORS and SCALARS
  • To CLASSIFY Physical Quantities as Vectors or Scalars
  • To learn and remember the Properties of Vectors

Difference between Vectors and Scalars

  • SCALAR QUANTITIES – Scalars are physical quantities that have magnitude (size) only (NO DIRECTION).

Examples:


QUANTITY

SYMBOL

SI UNIT
Timet
seconds (s)
Massm
kilogram (kg)
Temperaturet
Degrees Celsius (C)
Distanced
meter (m)
Speedv
meter per second (m· s-1)
  • VECTOR QUANTITIES – Vectors are physical quantities that have both magnitude (size) and direction.

Examples:

VECTOR QUANTITIES

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