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Does a car’s odometer measure position or displacement?

College Physics | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9781938168000 | Authors: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs ISBN: 9781938168000 42

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Problem 10CQ

Does a car’s odometer measure position or displacement? Does its speedometer measure speed or velocity?

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Step 1 </p>

An odometer or odograph is an instrument that indicates the distance travelled by a vehicle .

An odometer measures the total distance between the final and initial position of the vehicle .So we can conclude odometer measures the position and will not measures the displacement.

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Chapter 2, Problem 10CQ is Solved
Textbook: College Physics
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Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
ISBN: 9781938168000

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