# Instantaneous Acceleration

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Instantaneous acceleration is the acceleration at a particular moment in time along its path.

## formula

$$a_i = \frac { d v_i} {d t }$$

Where:

$$a_i$$ = instantaneous acceleration

$$d$$ = displacement

$$v_i$$ = instantaneous velocity

$$t$$ = time