What Is the Difference between Speed and Acceleration?


Speed is the distance covered over a specific period of time while acceleration is rate of change of velocity. Acceleration takes into account the direction of motion thus when movement stops it is termed as negative acceleration. The SI unit of speed is m/sec while that of acceleration is m/sec2.
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