What Is the Formula Used to Calculate Displacement?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 9:43:45 AM ET

The formula to calculate displacement is x = ½(v + v0)t. X represents the actual displacement, while V is the velocity. V0 defines the initial velocity, while T represents the time taken.

Utilizing this formula for displacement permits an analysis of the difference between the initial and final position of something. The subject of the displacement can be some type of tangible body or a theoretical geometric figure. Displacement is also defined as being the shortest distance from the initial point to a final point. The so-called "displacement vector" represents the length as well as direction of an imaginary path between these two points.