Acceleration

Formula

a=ΔVΔTorAverage Acceleration=ΔVelocityΔTime\overline{a} = \frac{\Delta V}{\Delta T} \;\;\;\; \text{or} \;\;\;\; \text{Average Acceleration} = \frac{\Delta\text{Velocity}}{\Delta \text{Time}}

Δ\Deltais delta, meaning difference. The lowercase letter for delta is δ\delta. The bar over a\overline{a} means average

Derivation

Velocity=msTime=s(Second)vt=m/ss=ms2\text{Velocity}=\frac{m}{s}\newline \text{Time}=s\,(\text{Second})\,\newline \therefore \frac{v}{t} = \frac{m/s}{s} = \frac{m}{s^2}

See velocity

Unit

The unit for Acceleration is

ms2orMetreSecond Squared\frac{m}{s^2} \; \text{or} \; \frac{\text{Metre}}{\text{Second Squared}}