A player hits a baseball at some angle. The ball goes high up in space. The player runs and catches the ball before it hits the ground. Which of the two (the player or the ball) has greater displacement?

Displacement is a vector drawn from the initial point to the final point of the distance covered by a body. The displacement between two points does not depend on the path followed but depends only to the initial and final point. That’s why, the displacement is same for both player and the ball.

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SIMILAR QUESTIONS


Is it possible that the displacement of a body is zero but not the distance?

Can a body have zero velocity and still be accelerating?

Is it necessary that the average speed and velocity be equal?

Can an object have an eastward velocity while experiencing a westward acceleration?

If the acceleration of a body remains constant, is it necessary that the path is rectilinear?

If the acceleration of a body remains constant, is it necessary that the path is rectilinear?

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