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# Why is speed and velocity important?

Why are speed and velocity important? Because they tell us how quickly an object can travel a given distance. How fast you reach some place is very important, and that is what speed and velocity tell us.

Just so, why is velocity more important than speed?

In physics, velocity is more important than speed because it tells you more about the object's motion. Always, the more you know, the better. Again, speed has no direction, velocity does. Speed is the magnitude of the velocity.

Likewise, is mph a velocity or speed? Velocity is speed with a direction. So if something is moving at 5 mph that is a speed. But if you say it is moving at 5 mph westwards that is a velocity.

Also know, how is speed related to velocity?

Speed, being a scalar quantity, is the rate at which an object covers distance. The average speed is the distance (a scalar quantity) per time ratio. On the other hand, velocity is a vector quantity; it is direction-aware. Velocity is the rate at which the position changes.

What is the SI unit for speed?

Units of speed include: metres per second (symbol m s1 or m/s), the SI derived unit; kilometres per hour (symbol km/h); miles per hour (symbol mi/h or mph);

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