Speed
Speed, abbreviated as s, is the rate of change or distance with time. Speed is a scalar quantity that measures how fast an object is moving, regardless of its direction. It is the magnitude of velocity and does not take into account the object's motion in a specific direction.
Unlike velocity, speed does not consider the object's displacement or change in position. It only reflects the rate at which an object covers a certain distance. Speed is a fundamental concept in physics and is used to describe the rate of motion of various objects. It is particularly useful in scenarios where direction is not a significant factor or when considering the overall magnitude of motion.
speed formula |
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\( s \;=\; d \;/\; t \) | ||
Symbol | English | Metric |
\( s \) = speed | \(ft\;/\;sec\) | \(m\;/\;s\) |
\( d \) = distance | \( ft \) | \(m\) |
\( t \) = time | \( sec \) | \( s \) |
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