Acceleration Units Converter
Converting between units of acceleration.
Acceleration is the ratio change of velocity to change in time  and can be expressed as
a = dv / dt (1)
where
a = acceleration (m/s^{2}, ft/s^{2})
dv = v_{1}  v_{0} = change in velocity (m/s, ft/s)
dt = t_{1}  t_{0} = time taken to change the velocity (s)
Online Units Acceleration Calculator
The calculator below can be used to convert between some common acceleration units:
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Example  Acceleration of a Car
A car accelerates from 0 km/h (0 m/s) to 100 km/h (27.8 m/s) in 5 seconds. The acceleration can be calculated by using km/h as the units for velocity:
a = ((100 km/h)  (0 km/h)) (1000 m/km) (1/3600 h/s) / (5 s)
= 5.6 m/s^{2}
The calculation can be simplified by using m/s as the units for velocity:
a = ((27.8 m/s)  (0 km/h)) / (5 s)
= 5.6 m/s^{2}
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