What does "s" stand for in s = v*t?
I know it means distance, but my kids' book doesn't say d = r*t like I learned. Is there a word starting with S it's supposed to stand for? Thanks!! Update: Thanks Brian I saw the term speed, but for the intro level use of this equation it doesn't fit. Because there is no acceleration, speed and velocity are the same thing (i.e. it's a constant rate so for example km/hr * hr reduces to km). For what it's worth, I'm using an Israeli textbook. v is labeled speed (my translation), t is labeled time, and s is labeled "route" - essentially distance. Update 2: a friend just said it stands for a Latin word maybe "strata"See Answer 10 Add Answers
Normally s = displacement.
Not sure if that helps you though! I don't think there's any actual word that starts with s, just s= displacement or length, neither of which is so far removed from your distance.