College Physics Problem 2.2

Find the following for path B 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:

B travels from 12 to 7.

a) The distance traveled is 5 m.

b) The magnitude of the displacement is 5 m.

c) The displacement is

Delta x=7 m-12 m

Delta x=-5 m

 

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