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How do you isolate the t-variable in the acceleration formula

  1. Oct 3, 2006 #1
    acceleration = delta-v / delta-t

    How do I isolate delta-t?
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2006 #2

    andrevdh

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    via integration

    [tex]\int \frac{1}{a}dv = \int dt \ + \ C[/tex]
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2006
  4. Oct 4, 2006 #3
    delta v / acceleration = delta t
     
  5. Oct 4, 2006 #4

    Andrew Mason

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    If you are given the distance travelled, as I suspect is the case, and if there is constant acceleration, use:

    [tex]v_0\Delta t + \frac{1}{2}\Delta v\Delta t = d[/tex]

    This is easy to see using a v-t graph (in which the area under the graph is the distance).

    AM
     
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