College Physics Problem 2.4

Find the following for path D 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) The distance is

6 m +2 m =8 m

b) The displacement is

left | 9 m - 5 m right |=4 m

c) The displacement is

Delta x=5 m -9 m =-4 m

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