An object goes from one point in space to another. After it arrives at its destination, its displacement is […] the distance it traveled.

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1. either greater than or equal to
2. always greater than
3. always equal to
4. either smaller than or equal to
5 always smaller than
6. either smaller or larger

 

asked Dec 10, 2012 in Physics by PureLife ~Expert~ (413 points)
    

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4. either smaller than or equal to

Displacement is difference in position (and can bezero or negative). Distance is the absolute length of path traversed; it is always non-negative and can be larger than the displacement.
answered Dec 10, 2012 by CaptainTeemo ~Expert~ (631 points)
selected Dec 10, 2012 by PureLife

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