# Velocity (Will Graves)

"The velocity is a vector quantity that describes both how fast it is moving and the direction in which it is headed"(Beiser Pg.10).
"It is a vector physical quantity; both magnitude and direction are required to define it"(Wikipedia). There are different forms of velocity such as velocity of sound, velocity of light and relativity, and terminal velocity.

# History of (Topic)

Isaac Newton developed velocity when he explained the three laws of motion in 1686.

# Application of Velocity

The change in velocity creates acceleration. Velocity is a very important part of calculus.Velocity is used in everything we do as simple as walking to the door. The main concept of most sports is velocity. Think of a baseball pitcher throwing a pitch. Or a Quarterback throwing a pass. The bullet in a gun has changed do to velocity.

# References

1. Beiser, A. (1988). Physical Science (2nd Edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill
2. "Velocity." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 14 June 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velocity>.
3. Spike, J. Edward. "On the Teaching of Newton's Second Law of Motion." American Journal of Physics 8.2 (1940): 121. Print.

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