# Few questions about few units

I am studying in Grade XI and have started with physics. Its very different from physics in last grade. So here are my questions about few units my tution teacher challenged everyone about.

## Homework Statement

i)What is the name of the unit
$$[Kg][Meter][Second]^{-3}$$

ii) What is $$|Acceleration|$$

## Homework Equations

i) By doing dimensional analysis we get $$[M][L][T]^{-3}$$ , we may also call this Force/Time. Couldn't find anything bout this unit.

ii)
$$|Vector| = Scalar$$
$$|Displacement|=Distance$$
$$|Velocity|=Speed$$
$$|Acceleration| =?$$

## The Attempt at a Solution

The above is my try, couldn't do anything further.

Thanks for help.

-XuryaX

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Redbelly98
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Welcome to PF.

(i) Looks right. (Are you sure it isn't second-2 ?)

(ii) Acceleration involves something changing ... if you look in your text book, it should have a discussion and an equation or two for acceleration.

Actually, i just need the name of the physical quantity
MLT-2 is force but is there a name for force/time?

And the Scalar quantity of velocity is called speed, what is the scalar quantity of acceleration?
though we in general use acceleration as ther term in our daily lives.

Actually, i just need the name of the physical quantity
MLT-2 is force but is there a name for force/time?

And the Scalar quantity of velocity is called speed, what is the scalar quantity of acceleration?
though we in general use acceleration as ther term in our daily lives.
Well, I'm only speaking for myself, but I've never encountered any specific names for these.

The quantity you described in (i) could be the change in force over time. Again, there's no name I've ever encountered for this, since this isn't something of much interest to name.
The change in force over time.

As for the scalar quantity of acceleration, if I wanted to get my point across, I'd call it the change in the speed, that's unambiguous enough.

Redbelly98
Staff Emeritus