# What is the formula for Acceleration?

Posted in Derived Quantities | Email This Post |**Acceleration (a) –**

The rate of change of velocity as a function of time is Acceleration. It has both magnitude and direction, hence a vector quantity. Simply, Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity of an object. Therefore, as described by Newton’s Second Law, an object’s acceleration is the net result of any and all forces acting on it.

Formula for Acceleration = velocity / time;

**a = v/t**

Unit for Acceleration is metre second^{-2}

Symbol for Acceleration is ms^{-2}