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Sorry, meant to put this in the homework forum.
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Vector displacement is a measure of the change in position or location of an object in a particular direction. It is represented by a vector, which includes both magnitude (length) and direction.
The direction of vector displacement is represented by the angle between the vector and a reference line or axis. This can be measured using a protractor or calculated using trigonometric functions.
Vector displacement includes information about both magnitude and direction, while scalar displacement only includes information about magnitude. This means that vector displacement can be represented by a vector, while scalar displacement is represented by a single number.
The direction of vector displacement can be calculated using the inverse tangent function (arctan) of the ratio of the vertical and horizontal components of the vector. This will give the angle in degrees or radians, depending on the calculator or software being used.
Vector displacement is an essential concept in physics, engineering, and other scientific fields. It is used to describe the motion and forces acting on objects, and is crucial in understanding and predicting the behavior of physical systems.