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`a = (Deltav) / (Deltat)`

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The **Acceleration from Change in Velocity and Change** in Time calculator computes the average acceleration based on the change in velocity over a period of time.

**INSTRUCTIONS**: Choose units and enter the following:

- (
**Δv**) Change in Velocity - (
**Δt**) Duration of Time

**Acceleration (a):** The acceleration is returned in meters per second squared (m/s^{2}). However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.

This equation computes average acceleration as a ratio of change in velocity over a period of time. The formula for average average acceleration is:

a =Δv / Δt

where

- a = average acceleration
- Δv = change in velocity
- Δt = duration of time

In vector notation this can also be represented as the difference between two position vectors:

`|A_"Avg"|` ^{[}^{1}^{]} = `(|DeltavecV|)/(Deltat) = |vecv_2 - vecv_1| / (t_2 - t_1)`

- ^ Young, Hugh and Freeman, Roger. University Physics With Modern Physics. Addison-Wesley, 2008. 12th Edition, (ISBN-13: 978-0321500625 ISBN-10: 0321500628 ) Pg 75, eq 3.8