Lesson: Position, Displacement, and Distance Mathematics
In this lesson, we will learn how to differentiate between position, displacement, and distance traveled, including problems that use vector notation.
You traveled 213 miles from California to San Francisco. Does the “213 miles” represent distance or displacement?
Using the given figure, calculate the distance, , covered by a body that moves from point to point then returns to point and its displacement, .
A person ran 160 m east and then 175 m north. Find the total distance covered by the person.