College Physics Problem 2.1

Find the following for path A in the figure:
(a) The distance traveled.
(b) The magnitude of the displacement from start to finish.
(c) The displacement from start to finish.

SOLUTION:

a) A travels from 0 to 7. The distance traveled is 7 m.

b) The magnitude of the displacement is 7 m.

c) The displacement is the difference between the final and initial position.

Delta x=7 m-0 m

Delta x= +7 m

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