Question
Wed April 01, 2015 By: Supriyo

Q1) A object has move through a distance. Can it have a zero displacement? Support your answer.
 
Q2) A farmer moves along the boundary of the square feild of side 10m in 40 seconds. What will be the magnitude of displacement of the famer at the end of 2 minute 20 seconds from its initial position.

Expert Reply
Priyanka Kumbhar
Thu April 02, 2015
Yes, A object has move through a distance can have a zero displacement. 
Dispalcement is the shortest distance travelled by an object between the initial and final positions along a certain direction.
Suppose an object is thrown vertically upwards, it reaches to maximum height say 'h' and it come back to the point from where it has thrown.
Then the displacement of the object is zero but the distance travelled will not be zero. 
 
 
Note: Kindly ask other question as a separate query. 
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