Displacement

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Displacement, abbreviated as d or DISP, is the change in position.  Displacement is a vector quantity having magnitude and direction, some of these include acceleration, drag, force, lift, momentum, thrust, torque, velocity, and weight.

Displacement formulas

$$\large{ d = \Delta x }$$

$$\large{ d = x_f - x_i }$$

$$\large{ d = v \; t }$$

Symbol English Metric
$$\large{ d }$$ = displacement $$\large{ft}$$  $$\large{m}$$
$$\large{ \Delta x }$$ = position change $$\large{ft}$$ $$\large{m}$$
$$\large{ x_f }$$ = final position $$\large{ft}$$ $$\large{m}$$
$$\large{ x_i }$$ = initial position $$\large{ft}$$ $$\large{m}$$
$$\large{ t }$$ = time $$\large{sec}$$ $$\large{s}$$
$$\large{ v }$$ = velocity $$\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}$$ $$\large{\frac{m}{s}}$$