Write 4 differences between distance & displacement

Asked by  | 7th Apr, 2008, 09:55: AM

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4 differences between distance and displacement

1- distance is the total length travelled while distance is the shortest distance travelled

2- distance is scalar quantity while displacement is vector quantity

3-distance can be zero but cannot be negative while displacement can be zero as well negative.

4-displacement can not be greater than  distance however distance can be greater  than displacement.

Answered by  | 8th Apr, 2008, 07:25: PM

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