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# If the average velocity of an object is zero in some time interval what can you say about the displacement of the object for that interval?

Updated: 5/21/2024

Wiki User

14y ago

When the velocity is zero at the crossing of the time axis, the displacement must be a full maximum or minimum. Scroll down to related links and look at "Displacement - Velocity- Acceleration".

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15y ago

4d ago

If the average velocity of an object is zero in a time interval, it means that on average the object has not changed its position during that time. Therefore, the displacement of the object for that interval would also be zero, indicating no overall movement from the starting position.

Wiki User

14y ago

the displacement is zero.
Note that distance travelled would not be zero though. as velocity doesn't signify anything abt distance travelled.
speed will give you what distance you travelled.

Since average velocity is zero, some component is negetive some positive or no movement at all. whichever case may be, the displacement will be zero.

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9y ago

If the average velocity of a duck is zero in a given time interval, it can be said that the displacement of the duck is also zero. The duck did not leave its original position.

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13y ago

Average velocity is zero if the displacement is zero.

Average velocity = Displacement/Time = 0/Time = 0.

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11y ago

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