Displacement

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

displacement 6Displacement, abbreviated as d or 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

\(\large{ d =  v \; t }\)

\(\large{ d = x_f  - x_i }\)

\(\large{ d = v_i \; t + \frac {1}{2} \; a \; t^2  }\)

\(\large{ d =  \frac {P \; t}{F}   }\)

\(\large{ d = \frac{W}{F} }\)

\(\large{ d = \frac {\tau}{F} }\)

Where:

\(\large{ d }\) = displacement

\(\large{ a }\) = acceleration

\(\large{ F }\) = force

\(\large{ x_f }\) = final position

\(\large{ x_i }\) = initial position

\(\large{ P }\) = power

\(\large{ t }\) = time

\(\large{ \tau }\)  (Greek symbol tau) = torque

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity

\(\large{ v_i }\) =  initial velocity

\(\large{ W }\) = work

 

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