average rate vs instantaneous


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Sarah Blake-2I
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average rate vs instantaneous

Postby Sarah Blake-2I » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:00 pm

What is the difference between average rate and instantaneous rate in terms of the equations and calculations?

Adam Kramer 1A
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Re: average rate vs instantaneous

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:02 pm

The instantaneous rate of change is the average rate of change as the difference in time approaches 0. It is basically average rate of change over a really tiny time.

Aarja Pavade 1H
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Re: average rate vs instantaneous

Postby Aarja Pavade 1H » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:59 pm

The instantaneous rate represents the rate of change of [R] or [P] at a specific time (using the slope of the tangent) whereas the average rate looks at the change in [R] or [P] over the change in time (delta[concentration]/delta(time)).


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