Velocity Unit

1. Sep 16, 2005

IB

For velocity unit, is it, for example, 30 m/s^2?

2. Sep 16, 2005

whozum

meters per second, m/s

m/s^2 is acceleration.

3. Sep 16, 2005

HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
Assuming that you are measuring distance in meters and time in seconds, then, since velocity is "distance/time", its units would be m/s.
Acceleration, which is "velocity/ time" would be (m/s)/s= m/s2.

Of course, if you measure distance in miles and time in hours, then velocity would be "miles divide by hours", mi/hr or "miles per hour".

4. Sep 17, 2005

Cpl_uppem

how do u calculate velocity WITHOUT time?

5. Sep 17, 2005

Nylex

Eh? What does that have to do with this thread?

6. Sep 17, 2005

HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus