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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