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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. - CBSE (Science) Class 11 - Physics

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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. 

Solution 1

False

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.

Solution 2

False, total path length can also be more than the magnitude of displacement vector of a particle.

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 NCERT Solution for Physics Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Motion in a Plane
Q: 5.3 | Page no. 85

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Solution 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. Concept: Scalars and Vectors.
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