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Position

the place where an object is located. in physics, it is usually given in terms of a number on the x or y axis

distance

the change in the object's position or how far the object travels.

distance is a scalar quantity and is measured in meters

distance is a scalar quantity and is measured in meters

displacement

a straight line from the starting point to the ending point.

displacement is a vector quantity and is measured in meters

displacement is a vector quantity and is measured in meters

scalar quantity

direction does not matter. distance is a scalar quantity

vector quantity

direction matters. velocity is a vector quantity

speed

1. a measure of distance traveled and time traveled.

3. speed is a scalar quantity (direction doesn't matter)

3. speed is a scalar quantity (direction doesn't matter)

velocity

1. speed in a specific direction

2. vector quantity (direction matters)

2. vector quantity (direction matters)

acceleration

1. time rate change of velocity

2. vector quantity (direction matters)

3. can be positive or negative (sign indicates direction)

4. measured in meters per second squared

2. vector quantity (direction matters)

3. can be positive or negative (sign indicates direction)

4. measured in meters per second squared