# 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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\(\large{ s = \frac{ d }{ t } }\) | ||

Symbol |
English |
Metric |

\(\large{ s }\) = speed | \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) | \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\) |

\(\large{ d }\) = distance | \(\large{ ft }\) | \(\large{ m}\) |

\(\large{ t }\) = time | \(\large{ sec }\) | \(\large{ s }\) |

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