Take a metre scale and a large rope.walk from one corner of a basketball court to its opposite corner along its sides.measure the distance covered by you and magnitude of the displacement.what difference would you notice between the two in this case.
 

Asked by ABHILASHA | 26th May, 2017, 01:37: PM

Expert Answer:

  • This is a very inquisitive example of finding distance and displacement.
  • The technique to be used is fairly simple.
  • However, we will not be able to go outside our office constraints and do the exercise ourselves. It would be lovely if you could do the same and provide us the answer.
  • Steps involved are:
  1. To measure the distance covered from one corner to the other through its sides
  2. To measure the distance covered from one corner to the other directly on the court
  • The first will give you the distance covered and the second will give you the displacement.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 26th May, 2017, 04:54: PM