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2. 1D Motion / Kinematics

Vectors, Scalars, & Displacement

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Introduction to Vectors and Scalars

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Displacement vs. Distance

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Problem

Starting from a pillar, you run a distance 140m east (the + x-direction), then turn around. 

(a) How far west would you have to walk so that your total distance traveled is 300m?

(b)What is the magnitude and direction of your total displacement?