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Acceleration

Definition

The acceleration is the physical measure, which defines the speed variation of a material point related to unit time.

1 metre per second squared is the linear and uniform acceleration of a motion of a material point, which linear velocity changes with 1 meter per second during each 1 second.

 

system of units:   SI;
statute:   derived unit;
name the value:   a;
unit name:   metre per second squared;
symbol unit:   m/s²;
relationship of definition:   a = v/t;
dimension:   L T-2;
expression in other units:   Gal, g, in/s²;

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Units of measurement

namesymbol value in SI unit:
m/s²
note
1 gal, GalileoGal= 0.01 
1 gg= 9.806 65 
1 inch per second squaredin/s2= 0.025 4 
1 foot per second squaredft/s2= 0.304 8 
1 yard per second squaredyd/s2= 0.914 4 
1 mile per second squaredmi/s2= 1 609.344 
1 mile per hour secondmi/(h·s)= 0.447 04