Lesson: Displacement Science
In this lesson, we will learn how to distinguish the distance that an object moves between two points from the displacement of the object between those points.
Is displacement a vector quantity or a scalar quantity?
If a distance is traveled in a straight line, which of the following is correct?
A car is at the center of a circle. The arrows show paths that the car could travel to reach the circumference of the circle. Is the displacement of the car between its initial and final positions the same in both cases?