The shortest distance between the starting and ending point is referred to 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. In this article, let us learn about displacement, SI unit of displacement along with other displacement units.
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SI Unit of Displacement
Following is the table of units of displacement:
|SI unit||meter (m)|
|CGS unit||centimeter (cm)|
Other Displacement Units
After knowing about the SI unit of displacement, let us learn about 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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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
What is the SI unit of displacement?
How is displacement calculated?
Displacement is calculated as the shortest distance between starting and final point.