Distance and Displacement

Distance is a scalar quantity becasue it involves speed size but not direction.

Scalar=size (think scale)

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  • Created by: alexia
  • Created on: 25-08-11 09:38

Displacement is a vector quantity because it involves both size and direction from a starting point. 

e.g. if a sprinter sprints 100 metres from the starting line and back at the same pace then the displacement would be zero but the distance would be 200! :)

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