• C. W. Celia
  • A. T. F. Nice
  • K. F. Elliott


Consider a particle moving along a straight line BOA (Fig. 3.1). The position of the particle is given by its distance from O, distances to the right of O being taken to be positive and distances to the left of O being taken to be negative. The particle is at the point P, where OP = s, at time t and at the point Q, where OQ = s + δs at time t + δt. Thus, in moving from P to Q, the particle travels a distance δs in time δt. The average velocity of the particle over this interval of time δt is


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© C. W. Celia, A. T. F. Nice & K. F. Elliott 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. W. Celia
    • 1
  • A. T. F. Nice
    • 2
    • 3
  • K. F. Elliott
    • 4
  1. 1.City of London PolytechnicUK
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentLady Eleanor Holles SchoolHamptonUK
  3. 3.Middlesex PolytechnicUK
  4. 4.Division of Mathematics EducationDerby Lonsdale College of Higher EducationUK

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