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*To*: sargent@symposiafoundation.org*Subject*: Conrod force/acceleration*From*: quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk (Phil Payne)*Date*: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 11:20:39 GMT*Cc*: quattro@coimbra.ans.net*Reply-To*: phil@isham-research.demon.co.uk*Sender*: owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net

In message <34CBEB4D.B0BB2005@novagate.com> Sargent Schutt writes: > When there is no velocity, there is no > acceleration. Acceleration can be zero while velocity is constant, but if > velocity = 0, acceleration = 0; acceleration is nothing more than the rate > of change in velocity. At TDC velocity is zero, and therefore acceleration > is zero, too. Yet the engine is most definitely running. No - almost completely wrong. And, if velocity is constant, acceleration _MUST_ be zero. Think again of the bungee jumper - his BDC (zero velocity) is the moment of _maximum_ acceleration. The rope exerts its greatest force when it is fully stretched (Hook's Law). -- Phil Payne Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club

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