The velocity of an object can be defined as the rate of change of the object’s position with respect to a frame of reference and time. It might sound complicated but velocity is basically speeding in a specific direction. It is a vector quantity.
Speed is measured as the ratio of distance to the time in which the distance was covered. Speed is a scalar quantity as it has only direction and no magnitude.
The difference between speed and velocity is given below
|The rate at which an object covers a certain distance is known as speed.||The rate at which an object changes position in a certain direction.|
|It cannot be negative or zero||It can be negative or zero|
|It is a scalar quantity||It is a vector quantity|
|The SI unit is m/s||The SI unit is m/s|