# Formula for acceleration?

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what is it?

### Staff: Mentor

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

3. ### z-component

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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.