Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 3 - Think and Do: 25

Answer

"Dear grandma. Velocity measures how fast you’re traveling and in which direction, and acceleration measures how quickly the velocity changes. The two are distinct. You can have a high velocity and zero acceleration (such as in a jet plane flying in a straight line), or low velocity and high acceleration (such as a floating balloon crashing into a ceiling and stopping suddenly). Thanks for the cookies."
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.