# How is acceleration measured?

##### 3 Answers

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

Then acceleration will be

The value (for example) of gravity acceleration y Earth's surface is

In

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

The equation would be:

difference in velocity

=

See below.

#### Explanation:

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

Mathematically,

or

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!**