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By Boyang Zhao

Displacement, a vector quantity, is defined as the magnitude of the shortest distance between two points. The direction of displacement goes from the initial point to the final point. Displacement can also be described as the change in position of an object. The SI unit for displacement is meter (m).

In terms of rotational kinematics, please see angular displacement.

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