If things is accelerating at $10m/s^2$, walk it typical that every second, it increases at $10m/s$?


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If an item is speeding up at $10m/s^2$, walk it median that every second, it speeds up at $10m/s$?

Yes, exactly. The is the adjust of velocity end time, so for instance how much readjust in velocity (m/s) you have per second. Therefore the unit of acceleration is meters per second per second, or just per square second.

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Your presumption was correct, as long as the acceleration is continuous (which i think is enough for this question"s purpose). Acceleration is characterized as the adjust of velocity end a given period of time. In various other words, the ratio in between the change in velocity and also the period of time:$$a=\frac\Delta v\Delta t$$You know the devices for velocity and also time:$$<\Delta v>_SI=\fracms,\:\:\:<\Delta t>_SI=s$$Replacing in the initial formula:$$_SI=\frac<\Delta v>_SI<\Delta t>_SI=\frac\fracmss=\fracms^2$$


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Yes, friend are ideal if the thing is speeding up at consistent acceleration. You have the right to see this finest from the meaning for the acceleration:

$$a=\frac\Delta v\Delta t,$$ for this reason in $\Delta t = 1~\mathrms$ the velocity transforms by $\Delta v=10~\mathrmm/s$ (if $a=10~\mathrmm/s^2$), or in $0.1~\mathrms$ the velocity alters by $1~m/s$.

If her acceleration is not consistent you would replace the differences by derivatives:

$$a=\fracdvdt,$$

but the an interpretation stays basically the same, only that you have infinitesimals now. An acceleration that $10~\mathrmm/s^2$ you could then (in a non-mathematical physicist kind of way) depict together a readjust of velocity through $0.00000000001~\mathrmm/s$ in $0.000000000001~\mathrms$ (or some other small numbers)


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Yes you room correct, Acceleration is the price of adjust of velocity, in quick if friend are increasing the an ext the time passes the an ext is her velocity and the distance travelled. The m/s2 of acceleration is actually meter per 2nd per second (m/s / s) i m sorry is the price of change of velocity for this reason summing up the indices that is written as m/s^2.

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