Question #23240

the distance moved per unit of time is

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the distance moved per unit of time is **speed. **

In kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity(the rate of change of its position); it is thus a scalar quantity. The average speed of an object in an interval of time is the distance travelled by the object divided by the duration of the interval; the instantaneous speed is the limit of the average speed as the duration of the time interval approaches zero.

In kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity(the rate of change of its position); it is thus a scalar quantity. The average speed of an object in an interval of time is the distance travelled by the object divided by the duration of the interval; the instantaneous speed is the limit of the average speed as the duration of the time interval approaches zero.

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