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Acceleration:
Rate of change of velocity.
Change in velocity ÷
change in time
Δ
v/ t
Δ
Units of m/s
2
or ft/s
2
or miles/hour
2
A car accelerates from 50 to 60 m/s in 5 secs.
What is the
acceleration?
(60-50 m/s) ÷
5 secs =
2m/s
2
or
10 m
secs
5 secs

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Derivations for Acceleration
a =
Δ
v/ t
Δ
=
v – v
0
/ t – 0
At t = 0
v = v
0
+ at
From a graph of velocity versus time, the area under the curve
represents the displacement.
Displacement is
x
.