# Displacement vector

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Displacement (vector) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : Very Important - the distance travelled is not necessarily the same as the displacement vector!

What is a scalar? A scalar is a quantity that is fully described by a magnitude only. It is described by just a single number. Some examples of scalar quantities include speed, volume, mass, temperature, power, energy, and time. What is a vector? A vector is a quantity that has both a magnitude and a direction. Vector quantities are important in the study of motion. Some examples of vector quantities include force, velocity, acceleration, displacement, and momentum.

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This animation shows the two dimensional displacement vector along with its x- and y-component.

Speed and Velocity in One and Two Dimensions - This 28 slide physics lesson package discusses speed and velocity in both 1 and 2 dimensions, displacement, vector addition, and the cosine the sine laws. It also breaks down Position and Velocity graphs. It is geared towards students who are in high school physics, either junior or senior years. The PowerPoint contains many diagrams, examples, explanations and a video. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the Power Point), 1…

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for DASH Magazine by Jenya Vyguzov, via Behance

Constructive Interference: if the crests of 2 waves coincide (in phase); the amplitudes add together; Destructive Interference: if the crests coincide with the troughs (out of phase), they interfere destructively and the amplitudes cancel; the results is a diffraction pattern of brighter and darker regions; particles behave differently: when they pass through adjacent openings they continue in straight paths, some colliding w/ each other & moving at different angles

displacement (vector; "to the right") v. distance (scalar)

Displacement (vector) - Wikipedia