Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

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Displacement ( \(DISP\) ) is the change in position.  Displacement is a vector quantity having magnitude and direction, some of these include acceleration, drag, force, lift, momentum, thrust, torque, velocity, and weight.

Displacement formula

\(d =  vt \)

\(d = x_f \;-\; x_i \)


\(d\) = displacement

\(v\) = velocity

\(t\) = time

\(x_f\) = final position

\(x_i\) = initial position

\(\Delta x\) = position differential \(x_f \;-\; x_i \)


Tags: Equations for Velocity Equations for Motion