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Mini-Quiz: Vectors Show Direction of Motion

by Ron Kurtus (14 February 2014)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What does the displacement of an object show?

Distance to a point along various paths

How an object can be displaced by another

Straight-line distance traveled in a given direction

2. What should you include when giving the velocity of an object?

Its direction

Whether or not it is accelerating

Its displacement

3. What is another word for acceleration in the opposite direction of motion?


It is impossible to accelerate in an opposite direction of motion


If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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