Unit of Displacement

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)
Dimensional formula [L]

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.

Conversion Table

Unit Multiply by In meters
1 km 1000 0.001
1 cm 0.01 100
1 mm 0.001 1000
1 Å 10-10 1010

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