Mission KC2: Distance and Displacement

Mission KC2 pertains to the concepts of distance and displacement. The mission consists of 26 questions organized into 7 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to distinguish between the quantities distance and displacement in terms of their definition and their distinction as scalars and vectors.
  • The student should be able to apply the distinction between distance and displacement to a physical scenario in order to determine the displacement and the distance of a moving object.


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Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, One-Dimensional Kinematics Unit, Lesson 1, Part c

Video Tutorial: Distance and Displacement


Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: