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Distance and displacement of a moving ball

Added by David Fairhurst on Feb 6, 2008

An interactive animation illustrating the difference between distance and displacement using a moving ball. Click the arrow button to start the ball rolling, then compare the distance and displacement measurements at various points along the ball's path.

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  • Report » Dr. David Lancefield said:
    This is a nice demo of the difference between distance and displacement. Unfortunately the total distance could have many values but 30m is not one of them!