Displacement & Velocity

Displacement & Velocity


The goals for this packet are as follows:

The student should understand why displacement and velocity are different from distance and speed.
How displacement, velocity, and time are related.
Solve problems involving displacement, velocity, and time.

I introduce/review displacement concepts for students interesting in learing how distance/displacement and speed/velocity differ from on another. This packet focuses on average speed and velocity as well.

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If the student would like to review the concept behind vector and scalars  please see Vector and Scalars Part 1 and/or Vector and Scalars Part 2.

Displacement & Velocity

In this packet we will take a closer look at displacement and velocity and what they mean in introductory physics.