Average Acceleration vs Instantaneous Acceleration

Average Acceleration is the ratio of change in velocity "delta V" to the time interval "delta t" in which the velocity changes (so that's basically delta V devidedy delta t), while instantaneous acceleration is the first derivative of velocity v(t). Instantaneous acceleration is also the second derivative of position x(t). Basically instantaneous acceleration at any time t in a graph of v versus t will just be the slope of that point.

  • Subject : Science
  • Topic : Physics
  • Posted By : Jason
  • Created on : 09-13-2012

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