Acceleration

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Mechanics

Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity. Whenever a mass experiences a force, an acceleration is acting.

FORMULA

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

\(a = \frac {v_f - v_i} {t_f - t_i} \)

Where:

\(a\) = acceleration

\(\Delta v\) = velocity differential

\(v_t\) = final velocity

\(v_i\) = initial velocity

\(\Delta t\) = time differential

\(t_t\) = final time

\(t_i\) = initial time

Solve for:

\(v = v_i + at\)

\(t = \frac {v - v_i} { a} \)

\(v_i = v - at\)