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  1. Oct 1, 2004 #1
    What is a person looking for if they ask for the magnitude and the direction of velocity or acceleration, or anything for that matter?
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  3. Oct 1, 2004 #2


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    The magnitude of the velocity is sometimes called speed and simply indicates how fast something is moving. The velocity itself includes both the magnitude and direction - i.e. which way it's going. Likewise with acceleration.
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