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Simple notation question

  1. Dec 1, 2013 #1
    I'm wanting to write,
    [itex]\vec{a}[/itex] = [itex]\dot{v}[/itex]
    But I don't think this is entirely correct. Is there a standard shorthand for this?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 1, 2013 #2
    Acceleration as the time derivative of velocity? Yeah, that should work (and how could you make it shorter?), but velocity is a vector so [itex]\vec{a}[/itex] = [itex]\dot{\vec{v}}[/itex], or in the Leibniz notation,
    [tex]\vec{a}=\frac{d\vec{v}}{dt}[/tex]
     
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