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Displacement and velocity

  1. Oct 22, 2010 #1
    how displacement and velocity can be negative.
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  3. Oct 22, 2010 #2


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    Both displacement and velocity are vector quantities. When confined to one dimension, negative means going in the opposite direction from positive.
  4. Oct 24, 2010 #3
    You can have a negative displacement if you go forward a certain distance, return to your original position and then go backward. You can have a negative velocity if you move backwards such as reverse in a car. Like mathman said its just the opposite direction.
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