Sun July 22, 2012 By: Vaishnavi Kashyap

is displacement a scalor or vector quantity? plzz give examples

Expert Reply
Sun July 22, 2012
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.
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