What is the difference between distance and displacement?

Asked by yamantakkarodpati38.7tpstl | 18th Jul, 2020, 05:09: PM

Expert Answer:

Distance -  It is the length of path traversed by the object at a certain time.     
Displacement - It is the distance travelled by the object in a specified direction in a certain time (that is the distance between the final and initial positions).
 
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Answered by  | 18th Jul, 2020, 08:54: PM