# Explain. Can you think of any ways to measure instantaneous speed directly?

## Question:

Explain. Can you think of any ways to measure instantaneous speed directly?

## Instantaneous Speed:

Speed defines how fast an object moves from one point to another. To determine the speed a system has you can calculate the average speed or the instantaneous speed.

The difference between the two is that, Instantaneous speed is the speed at a specific point of time while the average speed defines how long the system requires to the endpoint and the distance traveled.

## Answer and Explanation: 1

Become a Study.com member to unlock this answer! Create your account

View this answerThe average speed can be calculated using this equation:

{eq}Average speed=\frac{Total distance traveled}{time it takes to finish} {/eq}

while the...

See full answer below.

#### Learn more about this topic:

from

Chapter 10 / Lesson 8What is Instantaneous speed? Learn the formula of instantaneous speed and the methods of calculating it with examples and graphs.