Physics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Kinematics in One Dimension - Focus On Concepts: 1

Answer

(b)

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A vector is a quantity having direction as well as magnitude. Distance is a quantity that depends upon the path between initial and final position. Distance has a magnitude and not direction, so it is a scalar quantity. Displacement is a vector, and thus it gives information about magnitude and direction.
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