Linear Motion

Linear motion is the motion in 1 dimension (1-D) or the motion in a straight line.

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  1. The distance traveled by an object is the total length that is traveled by that object.
  2. Distance is a scalar quantity.
  3. The SI unit of distance is m (metre).

  1. Displacement of an object from a point of reference, O is the shortest distance of the object from point O in a specific direction.
  2. Displacement is a vector quantity.
  3. The SI unit of displacement is m (metre).
Distance vs Displacement

Distance travelled = 200m
Displacement = 120 m, in the direction of Northeast


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