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Homework Help: 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
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  3. Sep 20, 2011 #2


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    Re: Displacment and path lenght....


    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.
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