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Phys 104, Acceleration

Phys 104, Acceleration

Author: Jesse Olson

Relate change in velocity and time to acceleration
Solve equations for change in initial and final velocity, acceleration and change in time

This packet introduces the topic of acceleration. Formulas associated with acceleration are provided and example problems using the formulas are included.

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New Terms

Acceleration - The rate of change in velocity over time.  Vector quantity, so it has both a numerical value and a direction.

Initial Velocity - The starting velocity of an object.  Used to calculate the change in velocity for acceleration.

Final Velocity - The ending velocity of an object.  Used to calculate the change in velocity for acceleration.

Delta Velocity  (Δv) - The change in velocity.  Found by subtracting the initial velocity from the final velocity.

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Basics of Acceleration

This video explains how the new terms are translated into mathematical equations. Practice problems solving for different variables follows.

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