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# Is acceleration the rate at which an object covers a given distance?

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No. It's the rate at which a object changes velocity (speed).

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The distance travelled by an object in a given time is given by:Distance = Speed * TimeAlternatively for an object that is accelerating:Distance = (Speed of object before acceleration is applied * Time) + (0.5 * Acceleration * Time squared)If the object is accelerating from speed zero, the first set of brackets is irrelevant.Also, if the object is falling to the ground, acceleration = 9.81

Acceleration is measured in terms of distance per time per time. A typical unit would be meters per second squared. If an object is moving, its speed can be measured in terms of the amount of distance it covers in a given unit of time. And if it is accelerating, that acceleration is the amount of change in speed that takes place in a given unit of time.

Measurements of acceleration are given in units of distance/time.

Only one thing can be acceleration; the changing velocity of any given object. That's what acceleration is. Acceleration is caused by a net force on the object.

you need a velocity unless its a falling object you should type in the problem statement and you might get a better answer

Acceleration is inversely proportional to mass for a given force

Velocity is the speed of an object in any given direction (constant); acceleration measures the change in speed of an object over time.

If the distance and velocity are both zero when time=0, thenDistance = 1/2 (acceleration) x (time)2

With extreme difficultly as they measure different things: mass is a measure of how much something weighs*, whereas length is a measure of distance. * Actually weight is the force on a mass due to acceleration and is measured in Newtons. However, weight and mass are often, incorrectly, used interchangeably and I cannot think of a better word to describe mass. To further muddy the waters, mass and distance ARE related by energy and acceleration: energy = (mass &times; acceleration) &times; distance which can be rearranged to distance = energy &divide; (mass &times; acceleration) So for an object given a mass, an acceleration (on earth acceleration due to gravity is a good one) and an amount of energy put in, the distance the object is moved (by that energy [in acting as a force]) can be calculated.

Distance = (1/2 of acceleration) x (time squared)You can change this around to solve it for acceleration or time.(Time squared) = (distance)/(half of acceleration)Time = the square root of [ (2 x distance)/(acceleration) ]Be careful . . .This is only true if the distance and the speed are both zero when the time begins.

if you push an object a given distance, while applying twice the force, you do

Velocity is the change of distance over change in time (distance/unit time) and Acceleration is the change in velocity/unit time.

There are several different equations that can be used to find acceleration. The right one to choose depends on what information is given or measured. Examples: -- You're given the mass of an object and the force acting on it. Acceleration = (force) divided by (mass) -- You're given the starting and ending speed of a car, and how much time it was moving. Average acceleration = (change in speed) divided by (time for the change) -- An object started out from rest. You're told how far it moved and how long it took. Average acceleration = (2 x distance) divided by (time squared)

The smaller object will have a larger acceleration than the larger object. This is because, from Newton's second law, the acceleration of a body is given by: a = F/m where a is acceleration F is resultant force and m is mass F is constant, so acceleration is inversely proportional to mass. Hence, the smaller object will have a larger acceleration.

The object is given an acceleration if the force exceeds the force of static friction on the object.

Yes, velocity is the integral of acceleration and their signs at any given time are independent.

Assuming you start from rest (0) and accelerate uniformly. &gt; acceleration = distance / (0.5 * time2), then having found acceleration: &gt; final velocity = acceleration * time

they cause the object to move with acceleration given by A nett force.

Instantaneous velocity is the rate at which an object is moving in a uniform direction, distance per unit time, at any given instant in time. instantaneous acceleration is the rate at which an object's velocity is changing at any given instant in time

Yes. Acceleration is change in velocity, and velocity is speed in a given direction. This means that if an object is changing direction then its velocity is changing, and therefore it is acceleration. (The part of the acceleration that deals with a change in direction and not speed is call centripetal acceleration)

the general form of the units for acceleration are distance per time squared, such as m/s2.

formula for speed is distance traveled over time taken to cover distance acceleration is given by change in velocity per unit time

The acceleration due to gravity from any given object decreases with distance from it. Specifically, gravity scales with the inverse of the square of the distance. That means, for example, if you double your distance, gravitational acceleration is reduced to a quarter of what it was. Most areas of space are quite empty, far from any massive objects, which means that acceleration due to gravity will be quite small. Conversely, some areas of space that are very near massive objects can have enormous gravitational acceleration.

The acceleration of an object depends on the mass of the object and the force being applied on it. The equation that relates these two variables is:F = mawhich is basically Newton's Second Law of Motion.If the force on a given object triples, its acceleration will then become (3F/m). It is then evident that the acceleration increases by a factor of three, so to answer your original question:IF THE FORCE APPLIED ON AN OBJECT TRIPLES, THE ACCELERATION THAT THE OBJECT EXPERIENCES ALSO TRIPLES.

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