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# Linear Acceleration Calculator

Last updated: Monday, May 01, 2023
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Linear acceleration is the rate at which an object's velocity changes over time in a straight line. It is the increase or decrease in an object's speed as it moves in a straight line. Linear acceleration is measured in meters per second squared (m/s^2).

Linear acceleration is used in a variety of real-life applications, including:

Transportation: Linear acceleration is used to measure the speed and acceleration of cars, trains, airplanes, and other vehicles.

Athletics: Linear acceleration is used to measure the speed and acceleration of athletes, such as sprinters and jumpers.

Physics: Linear acceleration is used in physics to describe the motion of objects in a straight line.

Robotics: Linear acceleration is used in robotics to control the motion of robots in a straight line, such as in factory automation.

Space exploration: Linear acceleration is used in space exploration to describe the motion of spacecraft in a straight line.

The formula for determining the acceleration is defined as:
$$a$$ $$=$$ $$\dfrac{v_2 - v_1}{t}$$
$$a$$: the acceleration
$$v_1$$: the initial velocity/speed
$$v_2$$: the final velocity/speed
$$t$$: the time in seconds
The SI unit of acceleration is: $$meter/square second \text{ }(m/s^2)$$
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Find $$v_1$$
Find $$v_2$$
Find $$t$$

## Find a

Use this calculator to determine the acceleration of an object when its initial speed, final speed and the time duration are given.
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the initial velocity/speed
$$v_1$$
$$meter/second$$
the final velocity/speed
$$v_2$$
$$meter/second$$
the time in seconds
$$t$$
$$time$$