Worksheet: Displacement Vectors
In this worksheet, we will practice calculating displacements in vector component form and calculating the resultant displacement of multiple linear displacements.
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.
- A km
- B km
- C km
- D km
- E km
The 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Course is a dogleg to the left, with a length of 496.0 m. A golfer hits his tee shot a distance of 300.0 m, corresponding to a displacement , and hits his second shot 189.0 m with a displacement from the second shot. What is the final displacement of the golf ball from the tee? Assume that the fairway off the tee corresponds to the positive -direction.
- A m
- B m
- C m
- D m
- E m
A trapper walks a 5.0-km straight-line distance from his cabin to the lake, as shown in the following figure.