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Acceleration Calculator

  1. Mar 19, 2008 #1
    Hi All!

    I was hoping you guys might be able to point me in the right direction...

    I'm after a online calculator or excel spreadsheet that will allow me to analyse how long a body will take to cover a given distance with a given acceleration rate. There are plenty of "simpler" ones out there but I need one that accounts for the initial velocity being 0 and hence the time taken to get to the max speed.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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  3. Mar 19, 2008 #2
  4. Mar 20, 2008 #3


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    You know the acceleration? Is is constant? If yes then:

    [tex] x = \frac 1 2 a t^2 + V_0 t + x_0 [/tex]

    Is the general realtionship.
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