# Rate of Change in Velocity

The rate of change in velocity, abbreviated as \(v_c\), is the first derivative of velocity, the second derivative of position or the instantaneous change in velocity. In physics, it is known as acceleration.

\(\large{ v_c = \frac {s}{t} }\) \(\large{ v_c = \frac { v_f \;-\; v_i }{ t } }\) Where: \(\large{ v_c }\) = rate of change in velocity \(\large{ s }\) = displacement \(\large{ t }\) = time taken tor change in velocity \(\large{ v_f }\) = final velocity \(\large{ v_i }\) = initial velocity |

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