Best Answer

Velocity is speed in a particular direction. Usually miles per hour or metres pet second . So that means that velocity is distance divided by time. Displacement is a distance measured in miles, metres etc. And is the difference between the starting position and the finishing position.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-12-05 12:27:44
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


17 cards

Which of these is a characteristic of nonmetals

What is the only factor needed to calculate change in velocity due to acceleration of gravity 9.8 ms

What term is used to describe splitting a large atomic nucleus into two smaller ones

Which type of reaction is the burning of gasoline to release heat energy

See all cards
335 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How does velocity differ from displacement?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How does average velocity differ from instsntaneous velocity?

Average velocity is the average of the velocty of entire motion where as instantaneous velocity is the velocity at an instant, it may be a function of time or displacement.

What is the direction between displacement and velocity?

Direction + displacement = velocity

Is angular displacement and angular velocity the same?

no, velocity=displacement/time

What is the relationship between displacement and velocity?

velocity = displacement / time taken

Is displacement directly proportional to velocity?

No. Distance is, but displacement has no direct relation to velocity.

Define velocity in terms of displacement?

Velocity is change in displacement over time.

How do you you find displacement from velocity?

Velocity is defined asv = dx/dtwhere:v is velocity;dx is displacement;and dt is elapsed time.Assuming velocity is constant, then displacement is calculated as:dx = v/dt.

If the displacement is zero then is the average velocity also zero?

Average velocity is zero if the displacement is zero. Average velocity = Displacement/Time = 0/Time = 0.

If displacement is not changing as a function of time then what can we say about velocity?

If the displacement is not changing, the velocity is zero.

How do you find displacement on a velocity-time graph?

how to calculate displacement on a velocity time graph

What does the term velocity mean?

Velocity is the time rate of change of displacement or the rate of change of displacement.

How do you calculate the velocity?

Displacement/time * * * * * Velocity is a vector so the direction of displacement needs to be specified.

People also asked