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# Diffrence between velocity and acceleration

Updated: 9/15/2023

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Velocity is the constant distance that is traveled by a body per unit of time. Acceleration is the rate at which the velocity can change. On a straight highway, you put your car under cruise at 65mph. The car travels (except for the imperfections on the road) at this constant speed. The speedometer stays almost at 65. That is as close an example I can give you for velocity. On the other hand you enter a highway from a ramp, you usually press on the accelerator hard to gain speed to merge into fast moving traffic. The speedometer rapidly changes from say 10mph to 20mph to 23 mph.... and so on and this is acceleration.

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