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Classify the following measures as scalars and vectors. $40^\circ$

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  • A scalar quantity has only magnitude.
  • A vector quantity has both magnitude and direction.
Step 1:
We are asked to classify $40^\circ$ as a vector or a scalar quantity.
Clearly $40^\circ$ represents only the angle measure.
It shows only the magnitude,but not the direction.
Step 2:
Hence it is a scalar quantity.
answered May 16, 2013 by sreemathi.v