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Starting from rest, a particle confined to move along a straight line is accelerated at a rate of 5 m/s^2.

2. Relevant equations

Does this mean that each second the particle's speed increases by 5m/s^2, or does it's speed stay at 5 m/s^2 and travels only 5 meters per second?

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# Homework Help: Particals along a straight line

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