Acceleration

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

acceleration bannerAcceleration is the rate of change of velocity. Whenever a mass experiences a force, an acceleration is acting.  Acceleration is a vector quantity having magnitude and direction, some of these include displacement, drag, force, lift, momentum, thrust, torque, velocity and weight.

Acceleration FORMULA

\(\large{ a = \frac { \Delta v } { t } }\)         

\(\large{ a = \frac { v_f - v_i } { t } }\)        

Where:

\(\large{ a }\) = acceleration

\(\large{ t }\) = time

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity

\(\large{ \Delta v }\) = velocity differential

\(\large{ v_f }\) = final velocity

\(\large{ v_i }\) = initial velocity

Solve for:

\(\large{ v = v_i + at }\)

\(\large{ v_i = v - at }\)

 

Tags: Equations for Acceleration