Acceleration in One Dimension

Acceleration in One Dimension - interpreted as(m/s/s-i.e...

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Acceleration in One Dimension Just as velocity is given by the change in position per unit time, acceleration is defined as the change in velocity per unit time, and is hence usually given in units such as m/s 2 (meters per second 2 do not be bothered by what a second 2 is, since these units are to be
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Unformatted text preview: interpreted as (m/s)/s--i.e. units of velocity per second.) we can now immediately write by analogy: a(t) = v'(t) , where a is the acceleration function and v is the velocity function. Recalling that v , in turn, is the time derivative of the position function x , we find that a(t) = x''(t) ....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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