What is the difference between bearing and heading?

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Alright, my teacher has the classic case of here are the sheets go do them, don't ask me questions. Ive been good about picking up so far but i have 2 questions right now.

1) m/s^2 does this mean for every 2 seconds it does 1 meter value? I.E. 1/s^2 so does that mean every 2 seconds it goes 1 meter?

2) What is the difference between bearing and heading?
 

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1) m/s^2 means m/s/s or (meters per second) per second as in change in speed per second (acceleration)

2). bearing = heading
 
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Tide said:
2). bearing = heading
I don't think this entirely true.
For example in an aircraft compensating for crosswinds
You might be bearing south (reference to fixed object)
But your heading might be sw if the wind is from the west. (direction craft is pointing)
 
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that mean it goes 1m/s more in each second, incresing speed w.r.t time.
 
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aekanshchumber said:
that mean it goes 1m/s more in each second, incresing speed w.r.t time.
That is Correct.
 

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