
Distance and Displacement
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson you will be able to:
 Define the following terms: position, reference point, displacement, equivalent displacements, distance.
 Distinguish among position, displacement, and distance.
 Use a number line to specify a position.
 Recognize equivalent displacement vectors.
 Add displacement vectors mathematically and graphically..
 Solve problems related to position, displacement, and distance.
 Demonstrate the correct use of SI units and their corresponding prefixes.

