It is important that you realize that this formula is for an average velocity. (notice the bar over the v)
No matter how small a span of time you measure, it is still possible for the object to change its velocity within that time.
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Velocity Velocity! How do I figure velocity? The video below is almost the same problem we worked in class.
Both speed and velocity are typically measured in units of miles per hour, kilometers per hour (Km/hr), or meters per second (m/s).
Mrs. Tricia Hozie is a junior high and high school science teacher at Pinnacle Prep School in Texas.