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How to Calculate Displacement

Displacement is the measure of how far a body travel from initial points to final point. Displacement is a vector. It is different from actual path of a moving body. Displacement vector gives an idea about the direction and the length of the distance travel by an object.

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Calculating Displacement

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The equation for calculating the displacement of a body is given by,


Where a: acceleration of the body
           t: the time taken 
           u: initial velocity

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