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what is the meaning of velocity?

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aneesh123 | Student | Honors

Posted July 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM via web

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what is the meaning of velocity?

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astrosonu | Student | Valedictorian

Posted July 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM (Answer #2)

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Hey Aneesh! I am astrosonu - Velocity is not really speed ok. Speed means distance * time. Velocity is driving at a speed in a curve road.

And speed means how fast it goes. There are many types of velocities - Constant, changing, istant, terminal which you will study in higher classes. SI unit of velocity is metre per second.

 

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cgrant2 | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted July 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM (Answer #3)

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Velocity is described as a vector that has magnitude and direction. Also associated with the change in direction of an object at a certain speed. Velocity is defined as rate = distance over time. If something goes farther in a short amount of time, the rate increases. If something a shorter distance in a longer time, the rate decreases. Overall, velocity deals with how fast an object is going a certain distance in the amount of time.  

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homer909 | Student | eNoter

Posted July 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM (Answer #4)

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Velocity is simply speed in a given direction. Speed is defined as dist/time, so velocity would be dist/time with a direction (ex. westward.) 

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smart-kavya | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM (Answer #5)

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velocity is the displacement in unit time

to calculate (v=displacement/time)

velocity is not speed its a wrong statement. speed is distance travelled in unit time. 

velocity is a vector quantity which has magnitude and direction.

hope its clear now ! :)

                    

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aneesh123 | Student | Honors

Posted July 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM (Answer #6)

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it is speed

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