Vectors, distance and displacement

Mechanics is the study of motion.  One of the most important quantities to consider in mechanics is where something is in relation to another point.  This is called displacement and is a vector quantity – which means it has both magnitude (how far away) and direction.

These slides outline the quantities distance and displacement, and also introduce the concept of vectors (and their opposite – scalars).

Powerpoint slides

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