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Jun2609, 11:50 PM

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Do physicists ever have to account for the rate of change of acceleration? What about the rate of change of the rate of change of acceleration? This could keep going on forever, but is there some point where it just doesn't matter for a fairly accurate estimate?




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Jun2709, 03:35 AM

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Jun2709, 04:12 AM

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Rate of change of acceleration?
If there were any higher rates then then the base quantity T(time) would be raised to the powers of 4,5 etc and apart from black body radiation I can't, at present, think of any equations where a base quantity is raised to a power higher than three.It's an interesting question.



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