is displacement a scalor or vector quantity? plzz give examples

Asked by Vaishnavi Kashyap | 22nd Jul, 2012, 10:34: PM

Expert Answer:

Displacement is a vector quantity. It is basically the difference between the final and initial position of  a body, thus it is also dependent on the direction.
Eg a body moving in a square starting from the midpoint of a side, going to the opposite side's corner, will have different displacement when the body goes to the two different corners.
Even when the magnitude is same, the direction is different.

Answered by  | 22nd Jul, 2012, 11:21: PM

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