Acceleration

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THIS is simply kinematic, and well known; but perhaps its adduction at the present time is useful as emphasising the fact that acceleration in general is not a ludicrously simple and obvious idea. The term “velocity” is, however, hardly a good synonym for “rate of change” of everything: the term “fluxion” would be better; moreover, none of the phrases about “units” are necessary.

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L., O. Acceleration. Nature 55, 271 (1897) doi:10.1038/055271b0

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