Distance and Displacement
Category : 7th Class
Distance and displacement are two different physical quantities. Let us study them in detail
When an object moves from one place to other, it covers some distance. Distance is the total length of the path on which the object move. Distance does not shows the direction. It just represents the length, which an object has traveled. Therefore, distance is a scalar quantity.
Displacement is the distance between initial point from where object started to move and the final point where the object stopped. Displacement shows finally the object in which direction and at how far from the initial place sifted. Therefore displacement shows direction as well as distance. And it is a vector quantity.
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