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Distance & Displacement

Distance & Displacement

Author: Greg Westendorf

    Define the term distance.


    Define the term displacement.


    Explain the difference between distance and displacement.


    Define the terms magnitude and direction.


    Introduce the concepts of vectors and scalars.


    Give a relationship for displacement in terms of position.


    Demonstrate how to find the distance traveled and displacement of an object. 


    Use some form of graphic to help the learner visualize distance, displacement, and vectors.

  9. Try to use real world/meaningful examples whenever possible.

  10. Use some means for the learner to check their understanding.


This learning packet should help the learner understand the concepts of distance and displacement and similarities and differences between them.

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Distance and Displacement

Distance and Displacement