why is the area enclosed under vt graph not called distance but displacement ?

Asked by ayushikas | 17th Jul, 2009, 12:58: PM

Expert Answer:

Pls note :-

Velocity x time = Displacement ( not distance, as velocity is a vector quantity ).

speed x time = distance

The area enclosed between the velocity-time sketch and x-axis ( i.e. time axis) gives displacement of the body.

Answered by  | 17th Jul, 2009, 05:29: PM

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