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If the distance is measured from a point other than the initial position of the object.

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Q: Explain that can displacement be zero even if distance is not equal to zero?
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Can distance be zero even when displacement is not zero?

No. Distance can be greater than displacement, but not less. The magnitude of the displacement between two points is also the minimum possible distance of a path between the same points.However, the displacement can be zero if the distance is not if the object's starting point and ending point are the same.

What does it mean about your trip if your displacement is equal to the distance you travel?

It means that your trip is all in a straight line, and you never change directions while you travel, not even a little.

Can displacement be zero even if distance is non zero?

On a three dimensional basis yes it can. Fir instance, if an object is moving directly towards or away from you the angular displacement can be zero though the distance displacement changes.

Does the odometer in my car measure the distance or the displacement of my travel under what condition would my distance and displacement have the same magnitude explain?

Displacement is the distance between the starting point and the end point. If you drive your car to the office in the morning and drive it home again at night, the odometer shows a gain of, say, 15 miles, even though the displacement is zero ... the car ended up exactly where it started. Even a better example: If you drove your car back to the dealer's showroom where you picked it up 5 years ago, the displacement for that 5 years would be zero, although the odometer reads 100,000 miles. The odometer displays the distance the car moves, and adds another inch every time the car moves an inch. Distance and displacement have the same magnitude only over a period of time when the travel was all in a straight line, with no turns or curves.

How can velocity be zero but not speed even if the object is moving with speed?

Speed is distance by time and velocity is displacement by time. If an object is moving with speed distance can never be zero but displacement can. So we say velocity can be zero.

Differentiate distance and displacement?

Distance has no concept of direction and can be measured even if a person walks 2 miles in the shape of a triangle, he or she has still walked 2 miles. Displacement, however, it the distance measured between two particular points in a certain direction.

What is difference between time and displacement?

According to Albert Einstein time is what a clock reads.wheras displacement is a vector quantity reffering distance covered by a body which can be even zero

Can there be displacement without any distance being traveled?

Normally displacement means that some distance has been travelled. If you want to get picky, you can say that is you travel in a closed path, the displacement is zero. In such circumstances, when multiple movments are being combined, one makes is clearer by saying that combining several displacements gives the "net displacement." To get even more picky, we can point out that displacement is a vector defined by the separation of two points. The direction of the displacement vector is the direction of the second point relative to the first and the magnitude of the displacement vector is the magnitude of the distance between the two points. So, since displament is a vector and a vector can have zero length, one can say that you have a zero vector of displacement when no distance has been traveled.

What is the magnitude of the displacement of a car that travels half a lap along a circle that has a radius of 175 m?

Displacement is the straight line distance between two points. If the two points are a half a lap apart on a circular path then the straight line distance is the diameter of the circle; 350 m. What that means is that displacement describes only the relationship between end position and starting position, so the car stops at a point on the opposite side of the circle, 350m from the start. Displacement is not necessarily distance traveled. If the car had gone completely around the circle and stopped where it started, the displacement would be zero, even though it has traveled nearly 1100 m.

What are the similarities between distance and displacement?

Distance is the number registered on your car's odometer. Every time the car moves, the number grows, even if the car is going around in circles. Displacement is the vector constructed by drawing a line between your starting point and your ending point, regardless of what route you followed to get there. If you drive your car exactly one lap around a 2-mile track and wind up back at the starting line, your distance was 2 miles, your displacement is zero.

Can the distance between two points be zero yet the displacement from one point to the other be nonzero?

No it cannot. The displacement can be zero and the distance nonzero, though. This, due to the fact that displacement takes in account the direction and magnitude, whereas the distance just takes in account the magnitude. For instance, if we were at a classroom, and I went to the bathroom and come back shortly after to the place were I started, my displacement would be 0, even though I traveled a certain distance. A simpler example would be the following: You take roll a ball back and forth, say to the exact position where it started. Through the time the ball rolls back and forth the distance it traveled will be increasing, whereas the direction will be canceling itself every time you go back into the starting point (the origin). Thus, distance does increase, whereas the displacement increases at point 2, and decreases in its way to point 1.

A person walks 1 mile every day for exercise leaving her front porch at 900 am and returning to her front porch at 925 am what is the total displacement of her daily walk?

the displacement is zero because even though she moved she went back to the same place so there is no distance between the beginning point of her walk and the end point of her walk. 0 displacement

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