Q. 123.5( 21 Votes )

The displacement of a moving object in a given interval of time is zero. Would the distance travelled by the object also be zero? Justify your answer.

Answer :

Displacement means the shortest distance that has been travelled by any object in moving process. Displacement will be zero when the initial and the final position of an object are the same.
Distance means the actual path that has been travelled and it is a scalar quantity. For example- if a man walks along a circular path so its displacement is zero but his distance is not zero because it is equal to the circumference.


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