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Publisher: OpenStax College
ISBN: 9781938168000

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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
Publisher: OpenStax College
ISBN: 9781938168000
Chapter 2, Problem 10CQ
Textbook Problem
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Does a car's odometer measure position or displacement? Does its speedometer measure speed or velocity?

To determine

Whether the position or displacement is measured by a car’s odometer.

Whether the speedometer of the car measures its speed or velocity.

Explanation of Solution

Introduction:

The position, velocity, and displacement are vector quantities. Speed, distance, distance travelled are scalars quantities.

The odometer of an automobile measures the distance covered by a vehicle or an automobile...

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