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 Author: acroduster1 Time: 12/10/03 04:27 PST This is a reply to message no. 12765 by booster Reply | Original Message | New Topic | List Topics | List Messages on This Topic
 Current Topic:Rotation as a vector It's an oldie, but goodie... To summarize the precisely worded ozogg: 1.  Linear and angular positions are vector quantities. 2.  Linear and angular distances are scalar. 3.  Linear and angular velocities are vector quantities. 4.  Linear and angular accelerations are vector quantities. When we talk about rotation, the question, as ozogg asks, is what type of rotation are you talking about?  An angle?  A velocity?  When you define that, you pick from the list above - an angle is scalar, a rotational velocity is a vector.