# What does M/s^2 measure?

Jul 14, 2017

Acceleration.

#### Explanation:

I assume you mean $\frac{m}{s} ^ 2$...

That is the measurement of acceleration. It is derived from the distance divided by the time - squared (also read as "per second per second).

This is because acceleration does not measure velocity. Instead, it measures the changes of speed in a time interval, typically in seconds.

The acceleration can be calculated by this formula: $a = \frac{\Delta v}{\Delta t}$. Where...
=> $a$ is the the rate of change of the velocity (AKA acceleration) in the derived units.
=> $\Delta v$ is the change in speed in its respected units.
=> $\Delta t$ is the change in time in the time alloted, normally seconds.

I won't go too far into acceleration because that's not what you're asking, but I hope the information I provided answers your question!

Hope this helps :)