Scalar Quantity in Physics: Definition & Examples


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How many pieces of information does a scalar require to fully describe it?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a scalar quantity?

2. What is the reference point relative to a direction called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of scalar quantities. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include units of measurement and identifying scalar quantities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Scalar quantity that requires more than one piece of information to describe it
  • Characteristics of scalar quantities
  • Non-scalar quantities

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the scalar quantities lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about non-scalar quantities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a reference point relative to a direction and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about scalar quantities, review the lesson Scalar Quantity in Physics: Defintion & Examples which covers the following objectives:

  • Define scalar
  • Understanding size and magnitude
  • Difference between scalars and non-scalars