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Answered 2009-03-16 17:39:48

That's correct, the instantaneous magnitudes are equal. Non-instantaneous values may not be equal. For example, to find average speed, between two points, you divide the actual path distance by the time, but for average velocity you divide the straight line distance, between the points, by the time. The straight line distance could be quite a bit shorter then the actual path distance (for curved motion) so you could get a big difference between those averages. When calculating "instantaneous" values, however, the difference between "actual path distance" and "straight line distance" becomes insignificant, because you are using distances for infintesimally small time intervals.

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