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In physics, acceleration is defined as the rate of change (or time derivative) of velocity. It is thus a vector quantity with dimension length/time2. In SI units this is meter/second2.

Acceleration is related to force and mass by way of Newton's second law: F = ma

mention Einstein's ideas about the indistinguishability of accelerated reference frames and the presence of a gravitational field?

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Last edited November 4, 2001 5:39 am by Seb (diff)