Mar 8, 2011

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Apparently there are more names for higher derivatives of position than you'd think.  Most people are familiar with velocity (1st derivative of position) and acceleration (2nd derivative), but there are many more.  Although I don't see a lot of secondary verification of these names.

-1st Derivative - Absement (or absition)
0th Derivative - Position
1st Derivative - Velocity
2nd Derivative - Acceleration
3rd Derivative - Jerk
4th Derivative - Jounce
5th Derivative - Crackle
6th Derivative - Pop
7th Derivative - Lock
8th Derivative - Drop

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