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Finding average velocity is similar to finding average speed, and it's the rate at which an object moves over time.

We generally hear that now everyone wishes to pitch a baseball as fast as they can. In fact, we all idealise the famous rookie Aroldis Chapman for his 105.1 miles per hour fireball. But the term ‘fast’ here is a vague term for the physical concept of velocity. The maximum speed of a specific pitch at any moment from its release to the time it crosses home plate is represented as **velocity**, one of the most commonly utilized tools for evaluating pitchers.

The terms speed and velocity are commonly used interchangeably in everyday language to describe how **fast an object is moving**.
Nevertheless, they are significantly different in physics.
The magnitude of an object's velocity, regardless of direction, is called **speed**.
**Velocity** rather encompasses both speed and direction. Because it's a vector, it needs a magnitude and a direction.

**Average velocity’s**definition is the time duration of the object selected divided by the displacement in relation to the initial position.- To put it another way, it's the rate at which an object
**moves over time**. - The SI unit of average velocity is similar to the average speed, in
**meters per second**. - The average velocity's direction is the displacement's direction.
- Even though the item's speed varies and its magnitude changes, the item's direction remains the same as that of the direction of displacement.
- As displacement is less than or equivalent to the distance traveled, the quantity of average velocity is less than or equivalent to the average speed.

- The formulae for the average velocity and the average speed are the same ( described in the image), but the only variation is the type of physical measure, which is speed or velocity in this case.
- Speed is a single-magnitude
**scalar**quantity. - Velocity, on the other hand, is a
**vector**quantity with both magnitude and direction. - The mathematical description of average velocity can be

**Average velocity (V) = x1 - x2 ( net displacement ) / t1 - t2 ( net time)**

An example of the average velocity can be

In 5 hours, a truck driver travels 20 miles ( 32.18 KM) down the road. He then changes direction and travels 12 miles ( 19.3 KM) in 3 hours. What's his average velocity?

We know v ( average velocity ) = net displacement / net time Therefore , v = (20- 12)/ (5 3 ) And finally, the average velocity will be 1 kilometer/hour.

- The magnitude of an object's velocity, regardless of direction, is called speed, and Velocity encompasses both speed and direction.
- Average velocity’s definition is the time duration of the object selected divided by the displacement in relation to the initial position.
- The formula for the average velocity and the average speed are same
**Average velocity (V) = x1 - x2 ( net displacement ) / t1 - t2 ( net time)**

**1. When is the average velocity zero?**

The average velocity will be zero in all the cases where the net displacement would be zero.

**2. Can average velocity be zero?**

Yes, when the net displacement is zero, the average velocity would be zero.

**3. Is Average velocity a vector or a scalar?**

Just like velocity, the average velocity has a direction and therefore is a vector quantity.

**4. How to calculate average velocity?**

Average velocity can be calculated using the formula. Average velocity (V) = x1 - x2 ( net displacement ) / t1 - t2 ( net time)

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- Average Velocity:https://www.vedantu.com/physics/average-velocity Accessed 8th April