Lesson: Displacement Vectors
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate displacements in vector component form and how to calculate the resultant displacement of multiple linear displacements.
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Worksheet: 25 Questions • 4 Videos
A cyclist rides 5.0 km east, then 10.0 km at an angle west of north. From this point she rides 8.0 km west. What is the final displacement from where the cyclist started? Consider east to correspond to positive horizontal displacement and north to correspond to positive vertical displacement.
Find the pedestrian’s resultant displacement.
At what angle north of east does the pedestrian walk?
What is the distance from your starting point to where you are now?
What is the compass direction of a line connecting your starting point to your final position?