Velocity in One Dimension

# Velocity in One Dimension - information that speed,...

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Velocity in One Dimension In one dimension, velocity is almost exactly the same as what we normally call speed. The speed of an object is a measure of "how fast" the object is going and coincides precisely with the idea of speed that we normally use in reference to a moving vehicle. Velocity in one dimension takes into account one additional piece of
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Unformatted text preview: information that speed, however, does not: the direction of the moving object. Once a coordinate axis has been chosen for a particular problem, the velocity v of an object moving at a speed s will either be v = s , if the object is moving in the positive direction, or v = - s , if the object is moving in the opposite (negative) direction....
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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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