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Homework Help: What is the difference between movement in one and two dimensions

  1. Mar 22, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    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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  3. Mar 22, 2008 #2
    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.
  4. Mar 22, 2008 #3
    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?
  5. Mar 23, 2008 #4
    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.
  6. Mar 23, 2008 #5


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    Welcome to PF!

    Hi Nikog! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    No … that's just stating the blindingly obvious … :rolleyes:

    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? :smile:
  7. Mar 23, 2008 #6

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    Two dimensions adds a kind of motion that simply does not exist in the one dimensional case. Once again not answering the question for you, a hint:
    What can a collection of objects do in two dimensions that they cannot do in one?​
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