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.
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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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.