# Acceleration Calculator

In the acceleration calculator, input the values of velocities and time to find average acceleration.

## Acceleration calculator

Users can find the magnitude of acceleration, the rate at which velocity changes through the Acceleration calculator. You can also see the full step-wise guide of calculation.

## What is Acceleration?

A comprehensive definition of acceleration would be:

*“Acceleration** is a **vector** quantity that is defined as the rate at which an object changes its velocity.”*

The acceleration is usually used in the place of average acceleration. When one says the car accelerated with X ms^{-2}, One is referring to the overall acceleration.

## Acceleration Formula:

The formula used for acceleration is:

a =v - v_{0}/t

While in this equation:

- v is velocity or final velocity
- v
_{0}is the initial velocity - t is time

## How to find acceleration?

The magnitude of acceleration can be calculated manually. While the direction of acceleration is the same as the net force.

**Example:**

A ball has been rolling on the ground for 8 seconds. The initial velocity of the ball was 10 ms^{-2} and the final velocity is 2ms^{-2}. Calculate the acceleration.

**Solution:**

a =v - v_{0}/t

a = 2 - 10/8

a = -1 ms^{-2}

The negative sign indicates retardation.