1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Displacment and path lenght

  1. Sep 20, 2011 #1
    Displacment and path lenght....

    Is path length the same as displacement?
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 20, 2011 #2

    PeterO

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    Re: Displacment and path lenght....

    No.

    Consider your path length between posting this question, and reading this response.
    There is a chance that your displacement during that time is zero - especially if you used the same desk-top computer each time. However you have possibly traveled a large distance - have a large path length - during that time.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Displacment and path lenght
  1. Lenght of a curve (Replies: 3)

  2. Lenght Of Vector (Replies: 1)

  3. Focal lenght of lens (Replies: 1)

  4. Lens focal lenght (Replies: 1)

Loading...