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What is Velocity?

  1. Jul 18, 2009 #1
    Well, I haven't really understand what's Velocity. It's like displacement is taking a shortcut, but what's velocity? What's initial velocity and the final velocity?
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  3. Jul 18, 2009 #2
    displacement is how far you are away from your starting point, your most direct distance
    velocity is your displacement/time
    v = s/t

    initial velocity is your starting speed
    final velocity is your end speed
  4. Jul 18, 2009 #3
    Also velocity is a vector quantity so you have to give a direction such as 50 m/s North.
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