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A scalar is a variable that only has magnitude, e.g. a speed of 40 km/h. Compare it with vector, a quantity comprising both magnitude and direction, e.g. a velocity of 40km/h north.## See also

- Scalar (mathematics), a quantity which is independent of viewpoint, a non-tensor
- Scalar (physics), the same as the notion of scalar in differential geometry
- Scalar (computing), an atomic quantity that can hold only one value at a time

- Scalar field
- Scalar multiplication
- Inner product space
- Scalar product, also known as the dot product
- Pseudoscalar
- Scalar processor
- Pterophyllum scalare (Lichtenstein, 1823), a species of freshwater angelfish

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