im just wondering guys where the words acceleration and velocity originated from and i wonder if anyone can help me to understand the way they are used in physics to the way they are used in everyday life.. its just we use it sooo much in physics and im just in tht kind of pfilisophical type mood and i wondered if anyone can help me with this...im one of those ppl who once they get a question i must find the answer to it and well if anyone can help me ull be saving me a lot of sleepless hours
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- Thread Starter
- 12-10-2006 01:49
- 12-10-2006 02:01
hmm.. not really sure what you mean with regards to the difference between their uses in physics and everyday life...
velocity is the speed of something in a certain direction and acceleration is the rate of change of velocity.
as for the origins - I've no idea, sorry
- 12-10-2006 16:59
Complete guess but probably Latin roots (although velos sounds more Greek). But probably some of those old science guys.
- 12-10-2006 17:01
Velocity (from Wiktionary):
From Latin velocitas, speed, from velox, fastEtymology
Latin acceleratio; compare French accélération