Time Does Not Accelerate With Age (or Does It?)

The word accelerate means the "rate of change of velocity." Decelerate is the negative of accelerate. The word velocity is a "vector measurement of the rate and direction of motion." The word speed is rate of motion without regard to direction. Both speed and velocity is the distance travelled per time unit.

   "Why Time Accelerates as We Age
    01/24/2007 04:25 AM  

    It is often said that time seems to speed up as we get older. 
    Actually, it doesn't just seem to, it actually does. When you 
    are four years old, it feels like it takes forever until you 
    become five, and that's because that additional year is 25% 
    of your life. But going from age fifty to fifty-one is just 
    2% of your life. In other words, as we get older, each year 
    does pass by faster because it is an ever-increasingly smaller 
    percentage of our lives."
Exercises
  1. No or Yes: Time does accelerate for time-to-time.

  2. No or Yes: The difference between 4 and 5 equals the difference between 50 and 51.

  3. No or Yes: The percentage increase from 4 to 5 is 25%.

  4. No or Yes: The percentage increase from 50 to 51 is 2%.

  5. The AzCentral.com blogger wrote: "In other words, as we get older, each year does pass by faster because it is an ever-increasingly smaller percentage of our lives."

  6. No or Yes: Jerry Garcia died at the age of 53. The year between his 50th birthday and his 51st birthday represents a smaller percentage of his life than the year between his 4th and 5th birthdays.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 24 January 2007
+ this was BAB #800

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