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# The unit of angular displacement in SI units is(a). Radians(b). Degrees(c). Degree Celsius(d). Radians/sec

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- Hint: To find the SI unit of angular displacement, understand its formula. With this formula, find the dimensional formula of angular displacement. Then find its units with help of its dimensional formula.

Complete step-by-step solution -
We all know about normal displacement, which tells you about the change in position of a body along a straight line. For example, if a body moves from point A to point B, then the displacement of that is the line joining the points A and B.
There is one more type of displacement called angular displacement. Sometimes, we tend to analyse certain cases with respect to a fixed point or fixed line (axis).
Then the moving body appears to be resolving around this fixed point/axis. This is where angular displacement comes into play. Now, we measure the change in the position of the body in terms of the distance of the body from the fixed point/axis and the angle the body makes with respect to the fixed point/axis while moving. This angle is called angular displacement. The SI unit of angular displacement is radians.
Now, let us consider a simple case. A body is revolving around a fixed point in a circular path with a fixed point as the centre. Suppose it moves from point A to point B, along the circular path, which makes arc AB. An angle is defined as the ratio of the length of the arc to the radius of the circle.

Therefore, $\theta =\dfrac{s}{r}$
The dimensional formula of angular displacement is $\dfrac{[L]}{[L]}=1$. Hence, it does not have any dimension and it is true that it will not have any units, but for some reason it has been given a SI unit i.e. radians. Other unit is degree.