# What is the difference between bearing and heading?

1. Oct 20, 2004

### TaurenOfBlight

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?

2. Oct 20, 2004

### Tide

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

3. Oct 21, 2004

### NoTime

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)

4. Oct 21, 2004

### aekanshchumber

that mean it goes 1m/s more in each second, incresing speed w.r.t time.

5. Oct 21, 2004

### Integral

Staff Emeritus
That is Correct.