An object has moved through a distance. Can it have zero displacement?

Asked by  | 19th Jun, 2008, 04:36: PM

Expert Answer:

yes, an object which has moved through a distance can have zero displacement.

for example,

consider a body moving in a circular path . When it reaches the starting point , the displacement is zero though the distance covered is equal to the circumference of the circle.

Answered by  | 20th Jun, 2008, 07:40: PM

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