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What is the difference between distance travelled  by a body and its displacement ? Explain with the
help of a diagram.

Solution

Distance Displacement
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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