Find the following for path A in Figure 2.59: (a) The distance traveled. (b) The magnitude of the displacement from start to finish. (c) The displacement from start to finish.

Solution 1PE

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For the given path A in below figure, we need to calculate the distance travelled, magnitude of the displacement from start to finish and the displacement from start to finish.

In the given case, the object is moving along x-direction initially from position to final position and covers a total distance along the path is .

Step 2 of 4</p>To calculate the distance travelled,Distance travelled

Distance travelled is the total length of path travelled by the object between two positions. It has no direction and therefore cannot be negative.

In the given case, the total length of distance travelled along the path during the travel between initial and final points is given by,

Therefore, the distance travelled is 7 m in path A.