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Direction Of Instaneous Velocity

  1. Jun 7, 2012 #1

    I am wondering if someone could possible explain the direction that instantaneous velocity possesses without actually having to use the word "tangent," or explanations containing that word. Is it possible? I feel like if we explained it in different terms--especially for me!--we would understood more intuitively.

    Thank you
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 7, 2012 #2
    Tangent just means parallel. The velocity is parallel to the trajectory at that point.
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