Read each statement below carefully and state with reasons, if it is true or false:
the total path length is always equal to the magnitude of the displacement vector of a particle.
Total path length is a scalar quantity, whereas displacement is a vector quantity. Hence, the total path length is always greater than the magnitude of displacement. It becomes equal to the magnitude of displacement only when a particle is moving in a straight line.
False, total path length can also be more than the magnitude of displacement vector of a particle.
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