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Differential of acceleration

  1. Jun 14, 2010 #1
    We know that a=dv/dt but what is differential of acceleration. Mathematically is it second derivative or simply d(dv)/dt.

    (I am not asking about derivative of acceleration which is jerk) :confused:
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  3. Jun 14, 2010 #2


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    da/dt = d2a/dt2, which is jerk. da as such would only be used as part of the definition of an integral where a is the variable of integration.
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