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:

\(a\) \(=\) \(\dfrac{v_2 - v_1}{t}\)

\(t\): the time it will take measured in seconds

\(a\): the acceleration

\(v_1\): the initial velocity/speed

\(v_2\): the final velocity/speed

The SI unit of acceleration is: \(meter/square second \text{ }(m/s^2)\)

Use this calculator to determine how long it will take to reach the final speed, when the initial speed and the acceleration are given. Please note that in practice, the acceleration will be zero once the top speed is reached and maintained.

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the acceleration

\(a\)

\((meter/square second)\)

the initial velocity/speed

\(v_1\)

\(meter/second\)

the final velocity/speed

\(v_2\)

\((meter/second)\)

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