How is acceleration measured?

3 Answers
Apr 5, 2018

Answer:

See explanation below

Explanation:

Acceleration is the variation of velocity (speed) per time unit

Speed is measured in meters/second or miles/hour or cm/year. It´s say length/time. Lets say #m/sec#

Then acceleration will be #(m/sec)/(sec)=m/sec^2#

The value (for example) of gravity acceleration y Earth's surface is #9,8 m/(sec^2)#. That means: a body in free falling each second increment his velocity 9,8 m/sec faster

Apr 5, 2018

Answer:

In #m/s^2#

Said as:
(meters per second squared) or (meters per second per second)

Explanation:

We get this by dividing the difference in speed or velocity of an object by the time it takes to change its speed or velocity...

So if something went from a velocity of #5m/s# East to #10m/s# East in #10# seconds

The equation would be:
difference in velocity#/#total time taken

#=(10m/s-5m/s)/(10 s) #

=#0. 5m/s^2#

Answer:

See below.

Explanation:

The rate of change of velocity per unit of time is called acceleration ..
Mathematically,

#=> "acceleration" = ("final velocity" - "initial velocity")/"time taken"#

or

#a = (v-u) / t #

Where

  • #a = # acceleration
  • #v =# final velocity
  • #u =# initial velocity
  • #t =# time taken

So, by using this method, the acceleration of a body can be measured.

Hope that helped!