Instantaneous Velocity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Instantaneous velocity, abbreviated as \(v_i\), as the change in time approaches 0, is the velocity at a particular moment in time along its path.


Instantaneous Velocity formula

\(\large{ v_i = \frac { d l} {d t }   }\)   


Units English Metric
\(\large{ v_i }\) = instantaneous velocity \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)
\(\large{ d l }\) = length or distance (derivative) \(\large{ft}\) \(\large{m}\)
\(\large{ d t }\) = time differential (derivative) \(\large{sec}\) \(\large{s}\)



Tags: Velocity Equations