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Formula for acceleration?

  1. Nov 19, 2006 #1
    what is it?
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  3. Nov 19, 2006 #2


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    [tex]\vec a = \frac{d \vec v}{dt}[/tex]
  4. Nov 19, 2006 #3
    Also, if the original poster is just starting out with physics and is not using calculus, I could provide a more basic equation:

    [tex]a = \frac{\Delta v}{\Delta t}[/tex],

    or simply the change in velocity over the change in time.
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