Difference between displacement and angular displacement

We have already discussed the difference between distance and displacement. Let us today discuss the difference between displacement and angular displacement. We will also discuss the difference between velocity and angular velocity.

Definition of displacement: Displacement is the shortest path between the two points. It must be the straight line and straight line is always the shortest path. Velocity is related with displacement and it is defined as rate of change of displacement.

Definition of Angular displacement: As the name suggests, this type of displacement must be in rotation. It is normally represented by θ.

Angular velocity is related with angular displacement. It is represented by rate of change of angular displacement. It is normally represented by ω that is ω = dθ/dt.

These are the differences between displacement and angular displacement and their relations with velocity and angular velocity respectively.

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