Displacement

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

displacement 6Displacement, 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 \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)

 

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