If the displacement of a body is zero,is it necessary that the distance covered by it is also zero

Asked by Narenderjaitwal920 | 1st Apr, 2019, 10:05: PM

Expert Answer:

If the object is moving in a circular path, let us assume it is started from a point and after one complete revolution
it reaches the same point. In this case displacement is zero but distance covered is 2πR, where R is the radius of circular path.
 
If the object started from a point , travels some distance and coming back to same point .
In this case also displacement is zero but distance covered is not zero

Answered by Thiyagarajan K | 1st Apr, 2019, 10:11: PM

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