Physics Review Question Unit: Mechanics Year: 1994 Question#: 1 Question: A car travels 20. meters east in 1.0 second. The displacement of the car at the end of this 1.0-second interval is (1 ) 20.m (2 ) 20. m/s (3 ) 20. m east (4 ) 20. m/s east What is this question really asking? Explanation by: Maria K [ Return to question menu ] Answer 1 20. m INCORRECT This answer is dealing with distance. Remember displacement is a vector. return to top Answer 2 20. m/s INCORRECT This is dealing with the speed return to top Answer 3 20. m east CORRECT 20. METERS EAST : displacement - the position of an object. Vectors must have a magnitude (amount) and direction. return to top Answer 4 20.0 m/s east INCORRECT This is dealing with velocity not displacement. return to top What's this question really asking? What is the change in the position of the car? return to top |
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