# What is a scalar?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 year ago

What is a scalar?

(a) A quantity with only magnitude

(b) A quantity with only direction

(c) A quantity with both magnitude and direction

(d) A quantity without magnitude

This question was addressed to me in an interview.

Asked question is from Motion in a Plane in division Motion in a Plane of Physics – Class 11
Select the correct answer from above options
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 year ago

Correct answer is (a) A quantity with only magnitude

To elaborate: A scalar quantity is one which only has a magnitude. Examples of scalar quantities are mass, volume, work, energy etc.

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