Talk:Metre per second squared

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British English?[edit]

Why british english... from my understanding most of the articles are in the US or at least in international english... Beta m (talk)

I do not know what the author intended by this, but it is my opinion that, since most Americans don't use the metric system, but rather the Standard system, the correct British term should be used. Why should we use an American spelling for something that most Americans dont use? Firestorm 02:31, 7 October 2005 (UTC)
And in addition to the above rebuttal, the metre was originally a French unit. So we use the French spelling. Remember, "metre" is a unit but "meter" is a machine that measures (voltmeter, speedometer, and lots of other examples). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Stuart Morrow (talkcontribs) 19:57, 26 February 2007 (UTC).
The correctness of a current spelling shouldn't have anything to do with what country or language the original word comes from. (And, in fact, the "original" was the Latin metrum, or, wait, the Greek metron, or, wait, the Mycenaean ....) This is particularly true in WP. (See WP:MOS. What counts is which of the contemporary spellings was used in the first substantial version of the article. In this case, it was metre, so that's what we should stick with. --PeterH2 19:13, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

8th Grade Opinion[edit]

We're learning about m/s/s in the eighth grade here, and here would be America. We don't use the metric system [though we should here] but in my physical science book it is noted as "meter per second per second" or "meter per second squared". Sean (talk || contribs| esperanza)) 16:32, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Phrasing of article[edit]

  1. A measurement of acceleration can be a scalar or a vector, but not both. Therefore, it's better to use "or" in the relevant sentence.
  2. Newton's second law is the statement F=ma. The statement 1 N = 1 kg · m s-2 is a special case, or example, of Newton's second law.
  3. Quotation marks are for quoting, not emphasis.
Spacepotato 06:30, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Delete second paragraph[edit]

I propose to delete the second paragraph of the current version. It rambles onto other matters and will just be a source of confusion to the reader. The first paragraph says all that needs to be said. Any comments? Xxanthippe 22:08, 8 November 2007 (UTC).

Bogus article[edit]

Acceleration is not a base or named derived unit in the International system of units. Many kind of quantities (in fact, almost any you can think of) can be expressed in the SI units - that's what they were designed for. Only a handful of those quantities have their own named units in SI. Thearticle is false inthat sense, and misleading. I've therefore nominated it for deletion. Sbalfour (talk) 21:59, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Nonexistent citation[edit]

The first citation is nonexistent