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A=Change of velocity/time

A=Force/Mass

Ok, now that that's out of the way, i need some light shed on a subject. If acceleration or gravity perse is 10m/s^2, how does this relate to distance.. Meters is a distance. So if an object falls 2 seconds, that is 20m/s^2 of acceleration. According to my book, how far an object falls is not the same as how fast.. If 9.8 is a constant, can't we treat it like velocity, such as, if i am driving at a velocity of 16.66m/s(60kmh) then in one hour i have gone 60km.

d=1/2(g)(t)^2 i know how to use the formula. haha. but why is acceleration measured in a unit of distance if it has nothing to do with distance.

I know that as soon as i drop a brick from a building, it takes a FULL second to reach that constant BUT as soon as it does reach that, isn't the distance the object falls at any given second after the first, going to be 10m/s? for example, i drop a brick off a dang building, between the third and fourth second, didnt it fall a distance of 10m/s because the constant was established after the first second and meters per second is a distance?

thanx