Students will learn the meaning of an object's position, the difference between distance and displacement and some basic graphing of position vs. time.
Explains the difference between distance (a scalar quantity) and displacement (a vector quantity).
Goes through a series of examples that explain position, distance traveled, and displacement. This video also looks at position-time graphs and mentions how velocity relates to these graphs.
Calculating the distance that an object travels graphically
Calculating the distance that an object travels mathematically
Calculating the displacement of an object graphically
Problems ask for the difference between displacement and distance, and to calculate displacement. Basic trigonometry is expected.
Reviews the definitions of position, distance, and displacement.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Position and Displacement.
This is an activity for students to complete while reading the Position and Displacement Concept
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Discover how history was made by performing for the first time ever, the bullet drop experiment.
Explore how distance traveled is affected by taking different paths.
A review of the terms distance, displacement, velocity, speed, and acceleration. Also looks at graphs of motion, using the kinematic equations, projectile motion, and free fall.
A quiz with fairly basic questions about distance and displacement where it is necessary to understand the difference between the two.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Position and Displacement.