A natural question to ask might be

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A natural question to ask might be, "Why stop at acceleration? If v(t) = x'(t) , and a(t) = x''(t) , why don't we discuss x'''(t) and so forth?" It turns out, the third time derivative of position, x'''(t) , does have a name: it is called the "jerk" The nice thing is, however, that these higher derivatives don't seem to come
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Unformatted text preview: into play in formulating physical laws. They exist and we can compute them, but when it comes to writing down force laws which deal with the dynamics of physical systems, they get completely left out. This is why we don't care so much about giving them special names and computing them explicitly....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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