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What is the difference between Velocity and Acceleration?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Mar 25, 2020

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T. Moore

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T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Jun 27, 2019

Velocity and acceleration are two terms in physics that explain the movement of an object from one point to another. While one explains the distance covered by an object from one point to another, the other describes how slow or fast an object moves from one point to another. Both are vector quantities. However, velocity differs from an acceleration in some ways. Velocity is a vector quantity, and it denotes the rate of change of speed concerning time. It is used to describe how an object moves from point A to point B in a specific direction concerning time.

Velocity and acceleration are two terms in physics that explain the movement of an object from one
The SI unit for velocity is meter per second i.e., m/s. Acceleration, on the other hand, is also a vector quantity and can be defined as the change of velocity concerning time, it is used to describe how fast or slow an object moves from point A to point B. The SI unit for acceleration is meter per second squared.

 

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