Scalar and Vector Discussion

Posted by Stacey Leitz on 10/24/2016 8:28:42 AM

Check out this video for a review of scalars and vectors (distance, displacement, speed and velocity):
http://www.khanacademy.org/video/introduction-to-vectors-and-scalars?playlist=Physics

Activity:  
  1. Go to the following website (http://www.usatf.org/routes/map/) and play around with it a little to figure out how to use it.
  2. Figure out the distance and the magnitude of displacement from Westerly High School to your favorite place in Westerly!  
  3. Post a comment to this discussion board (make sure you are still logged in) clearly explaining the distance and displacement to your favorite place.  Remember to adhere to the Virtual Discussion Guidelines for full credit
Remember:
Distance is the length of the path between two points. 
Displacement is the direction from the starting point and the length of a straight line from the starting point to the ending point.