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What does d, y, t represents in the equation acceleration(a)= (d^2 y)/ (dt^2)?
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We know the following basics.
Velocity(V) = (Change in Distance)/(Time)
Accelaration(a) = (Change in Velocity)/(Time)
Change in distance is denoted by 'y' and time is represented by 't'.
`V = (dy)/dt`
`a = (dV)/dt = (d(dy/dt))/dt = (d^2y)/(dt^2)`
`a = (d^2y)/(dt^2)`
y = represent distance/displacement which is a vector
t = time
d = this means the derivative. This is used to represent the change of velocity and displacement with time.
Posted by jeew-m on May 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM (Answer #1)
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