# What is the difference between movement in one and two dimensions

1. Homework Statement
Write the difference between movement in one dimension and movement in two dimensions,also which are the different types for each of these movements

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3. The Attempt at a Solution

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for one dimensional, things are only moving in a straight line. for two dimensional, both the x and y coordinates have to be taken into account.

so i could say that the main difference (in simple terms ) is that movement in one dimensio is an objects moving in only one directio(staright line) while the movement in two dimensions would be an objects moving in two different directions at the same time?

so i could say that the main difference (in simple terms ) is that movement in one dimensio is an objects moving in only one directio(staright line) while the movement in two dimensions would be an objects moving in two different directions at the same time?
This will be a bit awkward.No object can move in two different directions at the same time.

Better say it ..the object moves in a plane.Better still in x-y plane.

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so i could say that the main difference (in simple terms ) is that movement in one dimensio is an objects moving in only one directio(staright line) while the movement in two dimensions would be an objects moving in two different directions at the same time?
Hi Nikog! Welcome to PF!

No … that's just stating the blindingly obvious …

We obviously mustn't answer the question for you, but here's a hint:

What are the differences between the symmetries of a line and a plane?

D H
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