The shortest distance between the starting and ending point is referred as displacement. Displacement is mainly used to measure a vector quantity. Besides, when we talk about displacement, it incorporates both direction and distance and is basically defined as the measure of the shortest distance between two given points along a straight line. Interestingly, the unit of displacement is similar to distance.
SI Unit of Displacement
Following is the table of units of displacement:
|SI unit||meter (m)|
|CGS unit||centimeter (cm)|
Other Displacement Units
Apart from meter if we talk about rotational or angular displacement, some of the common units used are degrees, revolution, radian, vibration or cycle.
|Unit||Multiply by||In meters|
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