# When a particle returns to its starting point its displacement is zero?

Table of Contents

- 1 When a particle returns to its starting point its displacement is zero?
- 2 What is the displacement from the starting point?
- 3 Is displacement can be zero?
- 4 Is the displacement of a body is zero is it necessary that the distance covered by it is also zero?
- 5 What is the difference between displacement and magnitude of displacement?
- 6 How can displacement be zero?
- 7 Is it possible to have zero displacement for 10 seconds?
- 8 Why is there a negative sign in a displacement problem?

## When a particle returns to its starting point its displacement is zero?

Displacement = Distance between initial and final position. Hence displacement of particle is zero.

**When a body returns to the starting point then its displacement will be?**

When a body returns to same point where it is started, then the displacement is zero.

### What is the displacement from the starting point?

To calculate displacement, simply draw a vector from your starting point to your final position and solve for the length of this line. If your starting and ending position are the same, like your circular 5K route, then your displacement is 0. In physics, displacement is represented by Δs.

**Why displacement is zero but not the distance?**

Yes, it is possible that displacement can be 0 but distance is never 0. but if you see the displacement , it is 0 because your starting point is A and ending point is also A . And reverse of it is not possible because distance can never be 0 if you travel from one point to another.

## Is displacement can be zero?

Yes, the displacement can be zero. Because the change in the position of an object is known as the displacement. Here are two example when the displacement is zero: 1.

**When the particle returns to its initial point its?**

If the particle is said to have returned to its starting point, that would mean that the total distance traveled is zero.

### Is the displacement of a body is zero is it necessary that the distance covered by it is also zero?

No, it not necessary if the displacement of a body is zero. The distance coverd by it is always zero.

**Can a displacement be zero?**

## What is the difference between displacement and magnitude of displacement?

Displacement has a direction as well as a magnitude. Distance is the magnitude of displacement between two positions. Distance traveled is the total length of the path traveled between two positions.

**Can displacement be zero if displacement is not zero?**

Yes, displacement can be zero even if the distance is not zero. For example, when a body is thrown vertically upwards from a point A on the ground, after sometime it comes back to the same point A.

### How can displacement be zero?

However, the displacement will be zero because the initial and final position are the same. Therefore, we conclude that displacement can be zero even if distance is non zero. If a car travels from point A to B and then comes back and AB=5cm. Then the distance travelled is 10cm and displacement is zero.

**Can displacement be zero even if distance is zero?**

Displacement can be zero even when distance is not zero. Displacement = Minimum distance between final(B) and initial position(B) = 0.

## Is it possible to have zero displacement for 10 seconds?

In such a situation, even though the distance covered by the body during its movement for 10 seconds is a positive number, the displacement is zero because the distance between the initial position and final position is the same. This is possible. Example: Object moves 5 seconds to the left and passes 5 meters.

**Why is my displacement zero on the map?**

Your displacement is zero because you are back to your starting point. Distance is the total length of space covered from the point of origin to the point of destination. Displacement is the shortest route covered from the point of origin to the point of destination.

### Why is there a negative sign in a displacement problem?

People often forget to include a negative sign, if needed, in their answer for displacement. This sometimes occurs if they accidentally subtract the final position from the initial position rather than subtracting the initial position from the final position. What do solved examples involving displacement look like?

**What is the meaning of disdisplacement?**

Displacement is defined as the difference between the final position and the initial position of the object, regardless of the path the object follows in between. So if the object ends up returning to its initial position, its net displacement is zero.