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26 January 2014 @ 12:17 pm
Thing that I learned yesterday (one among many, but this is the most memorable):  
The first derivative of distance related to time (change in distance over time) (dx/dt) is velocity.

The second derivative (change in velocity over time) (d2x/dt2) is acceleration.

The third derivative (change in acceleration over time) (d3x/dt3) is jerk.

I knew all of those.

The fourth derivative is jounce.

The fifth, sixth, and seventh derivatives are snap, crackle, and pop.

This makes me very happy.
 
 
The Renaissance Manunixronin on January 27th, 2014 12:34 am (UTC)
Velocity and acceleration are easy of course, and jerk is a pretty simple concept. I'm not sure I can come up with a practically usable understanding of jounce, let alone the remaining three.