What is the difference between distance travelled by a body and its displacement ? Explain with the
help of a diagram.
|1.Distance has only magnitude, with no specified direction.||1.Displacement has magnitude as well as direction.|
|2.It is a scalar quantity.||2.It is a vector quantity.|
|3.Two different distances can be added directly.||3.We have to follow the vector addition method to add displacements.|
One difference in diagrammatic form is as follows:
Here the curved line is the distance traveled and the straight line is the magnitude of the displacement.
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