a body moving along a circular path of radius R.what will be tha distance covered and the displacement of the body

Asked by  | 8th Jul, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

If a body is moving along a circular path, starting from some point A and stopping at some other point B; then the total actual curved distance covered by the body will be the 'distance' covered by it and the shortest (i.e. straight lined) distance between the points A and B will be its 'displacement'.
 
For eg:  If the body comes back to the original point from where it started (i.e. A), then the total distance covered will be the circumference of the circle (); while the displacement will be zero.

Answered by  | 8th Jul, 2011, 01:40: AM

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