Simple Classical Physics Question: Can velocity and acceleration be different?
Velocity and acceleration are totally different. Velocity is ONLY a relative measure. Acceleration is objective. Different observers will report a different velocity for the same object. All observers will agree on the acceleration of an object (when relativistic effects are included in the calculations) Consider that at any given instant in time, that an object could have any velocity relative to another object – with the implicit limit of the speed of light. Then, at any instant, one could apply any acceleration – again taking Special Relativity in to consideration, so no light-speed effects.
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