# Physics Tutorial 3.3 - Displacement and Distance in 1 Dimension

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There are 2 lessons in this physics tutorial covering Displacement and Distance in 1 Dimension. The tutorial starts with an introduction to Displacement and Distance in 1 Dimension and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of Displacement and Distance in 1 Dimension. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:

• The meaning of Displacement as a change in position
• The definition of Distance and its unit
• How Distance differs from the Displacement?
• How to calculate the Displacement and Distance in one dimension?

## Introduction

In the previous tutorial "Position. Reference Point" we considered the objects examined as stationary (unmoveable). The only thing we could do was finding the object's coordinates (position) and its distance from the origin (reference point).

But what happens if the object changes its location? Does the position changes or it remains the same?

This and other questions are discussed here in this tutorial. So, let's take a look at them.

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3.3Displacement and Distance in 1 Dimension
Lesson IDPhysics Lesson TitleLessonVideo
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3.3.1Displacement as a Change in Position (in one dimension)
3.3.2What is Distance? How does it differ from the Displacement?

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