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A question that made me think

  1. Sep 14, 2005 #1
    I was doing my science homework and this sudden, random thought came into my mind.

    If an object has very very very high (if not infinite) acceleration, wouldnt the instantaneous velocity be the same as the average velocity?

    sorry if it sounds like a stupid question, but it has been bugging me the whole day..
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 14, 2005 #2
    Nope average velocity is always half of your instantaneous velocity while dealing with constant acceleration started at 0 velocity.


    Average velocity = .5(AT)

    Instantaneous velocity = AT
  4. Sep 15, 2005 #3
    yes, they both will be equal to the speed of light.
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