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Given force in pounds-force, I divide it by mass (units are pound-mass) to get acceleration. I take the integral of acceleration to get velocity, which, according to the US Units, are in mph. Am I reading this correctly?

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Given force in pounds-force, I divide it by mass (units are pound-mass) to get acceleration. I take the integral of acceleration to get velocity, which, according to the US Units, are in mph. Am I reading this correctly?

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You can integrate acceleration in feet/sec

The formula for calculating velocity from acceleration in the US system is **v = u + at**, where **v** is the final velocity, **u** is the initial velocity, **a** is the acceleration, and **t** is the time.

To convert acceleration from miles per hour squared to feet per second squared, you need to multiply the value by **1.46667**.

Yes, velocity and acceleration can have different units in the US system. Velocity is typically measured in miles per hour (mph) or feet per second (ft/s), while acceleration is measured in miles per hour squared (mph/s) or feet per second squared (ft/s^2).

The direction of acceleration does not affect the velocity calculation in the US system. Both acceleration and velocity are vector quantities, meaning they have both magnitude and direction. However, in the US system, only the magnitude of acceleration is used in the velocity calculation.

Yes, the velocity calculated from acceleration can be negative in the US system. A negative velocity indicates that the object is moving in the opposite direction of the initial velocity, and a positive velocity indicates that the object is moving in the same direction as the initial velocity.

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