Physics Technology Update (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32190-308-0
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Chapter 2 - One-Dimensional Kinematics - Conceptual Questions: 4

Answer

No. The displacement = 0 and the distance traveled is positive.

Work Step by Step

The distance traveled by the space shuttle is greater than zero. If, for example, the orbit is a circumference, the distance traveled = $πr^{2}\gt0$, where $r$ is an appropriate radius. But, the displacement = 0 because the final position and the initial position are the same.
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