# Formula for acceleration?

1. Nov 19, 2006

### josher1289

what is it?

2. Nov 19, 2006

### Staff: Mentor

$$\vec a = \frac{d \vec v}{dt}$$

3. Nov 19, 2006

### z-component

Also, if the original poster is just starting out with physics and is not using calculus, I could provide a more basic equation:

$$a = \frac{\Delta v}{\Delta t}$$,

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