# Displacment and path lenght

1. Sep 20, 2011

### Miike012

Displacment and path lenght....

Is path length the same as displacement?

Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
2. Sep 20, 2011

### PeterO

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.