Saturday, September 10, 2016

Activity 6 Distance and Displacement

By the end of this activity you should :

  • Understand the difference between distance and displacement.
Activity 6.10  

Read Section 2.1 Displacement  in the Open Stax Textbook.

`Watch these  videos on distance and displacement.
    video 1
    video2








 Answers the following questions in this form and submit.

    1)   John walks 10 km East.
  • What is John's distance traveled?
  • What is John's displacement?

     2) Sally walks 10 km East and then turns around and walks 3 km West
  • What is Sally's distance traveled?
  • What is Sally's displacement?

     3) Puff, the cat, walks 10 km East and then turns around and walks 10 km West.
  • What is Puff's distance traveled?
  • What is Puff's displacement?
      4) Spot, the dog, walks 10 km East and then turns around and walks 15 km West.
  • What is Spot's distance traveled?
  • What is Spot's displacement?





Activity 6.20


2.1 Displacement Questions (taken from Textbook pg 82)


Figure 2.59
1. Find the following for path A in Figure 2.59
(a) The distance traveled.
(b) The magnitude of the displacement from start to finish. 
(c) The displacement from start to finish.


2. Find the following for path B in Figure 2.59:
(a) The distance traveled.
(b) The magnitude of the displacement from start to finish. 
(c) The displacement from start to finish.

3. Find the following for path C in Figure 2.59
(a) The distance traveled.
(b) The magnitude of the displacement from start to finish. 
(c) The displacement from start to finish.

4. Find the following for path D in Figure 2.59
(a) The distance traveled.
(b) The magnitude of the displacement from start to finish. 
(c) The displacement from start to finish.

When you are done check your answers here.


Activity 6.30
Obtain  a protractor & a ruler from your teacher if you do not have one.
Do the Where's Waldo Activity 1 ( Where's Waldo in the picture)  on page 3.  Remember, when you do the exercise you should start in the lower left corner of the picture.   Do not do Activity #2

After completing this exercise check your answer against this solution.

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