Velocity and the Rate of Change

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Instructor: Zach Pino
Running from your little sister or just window-shopping, your speed is just a measure of how fast you move, or how your position is changing over time. In this lesson, learn about how velocity is a rate of change.

The Velocity of My Drive to Work

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Every morning I drive from home to work, but yesterday was a little bit different. On my way to work, I had a nice, easy pace and I had to stop at the stoplight in the middle. Overall, it wasn't too bad. When I got to work, however, I realized that I forgot my coffee at home. Now, I don't know about you, but when I forget my coffee at home, I'm a mess! So I turned around and drove home very quickly, and luckily, I didn't have to stop at the stoplight that time.

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