That's probably because at your level, nobody has taken trig or calculus yet to appreciate the difference between speed and velocity. That's generally how things are taught in primary and secondary schools, very oversimplified...and they lie to you, a lot, until you have enough background to explain the more complex concepts. You're just way ahead of your class there. It's good for you, but also unfortunate because it means you'll be pretty bored with the classes you're in.yomamma said:according to our teacher, this is physics.
nobody in the class even know what velocity is except me. Our science teacher keeps calling it speed. she said that [tex]v[/tex] represents speed, but we haven't even talked about what the symbol for velocity is.
I'm shocked that your computer class is nothing but learning to use Word (and from what you've described of the computers, it's probably an outdated version too). Is it really a computer class, or more of a keyboarding class (learning to type)? Even back in the dark ages when I was in school, back before every household had a computer in it, we were taught BASIC programming in computer class...sure, it was just BASIC, but at least it was programming (we were also taught other things about computers in general, like what ASCII is, what bits, bytes and kilobytes were...nobody was thinking about megabytes or gigabytes on personal computers back then, and some other seemingly insignificant things now, but that weren't known by absolutely everybody back then). Macs had just come out with a mouse, which was a hugely big deal then...nobody even knew what a mouse was when our computer teacher came in all excited one day talking about this new computer he saw.