Last updated on April 16th, 2021 at 02:45 pm
Length, Mass, and Time – Each of these 3 physical quantities doesn’t depend on any other quantity for its measurement. So these 3 are called Fundamental quantities.
Other quantities like velocity, acceleration, and force all depend on more than one fundamental quantity for their measurements. These are called Derived Quantities. [ like velocity depends on length and time measurement ]
How is velocity a derived quantity?
Velocity = displacement /elapsed time. Hence velocity is actually a ratio of some length and some time. That means velocity consists of more than one fundamental quantity. That’s why velocity is a derived quantity.
How is acceleration a derived quantity?
Acceleration is the ratio of change of velocity and elapsed time. Velocity itself is a derived quantity consisting of 2 fundamental quantities, length and time. Hence, acceleration is also a derived quantity.
How is force a derived quantity?
Force is the product of mass and acceleration. Acceleration is itself a derived quantity. Hence force is also a derived quantity.
How is momentum a derived quantity?
Momentum is the product of mass and velocity. Velocity is itself a derived quantity. Hence momentum is also a derived quantity.