# Whats the difference between acceleration and velocity?

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## Whats the difference between acceleration and velocity?

Well, acceleration is the change in that velocity. Acceleration points the same direction as velocity while you are maintaining or increasing speed. Velocity is going this direction. Acceleration is going this direction while you are maintaining or increasing speed.

**What is the relation between velocity and acceleration?**

Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity. (when velocity changes -> acceleration exists) If an object is changing its velocity, i.e. changing its speed or changing its direction, then it is said to be accelerating. Acceleration = Velocity / Time (Acceleration)

### What is an example of velocity and acceleration?

For example, if a car moving south accelerates from 25 m/s to 50 m/s over a time of 10 seconds, the change in velocity is 25 m/s (50 m/s – 25 m/s) and the time period is 10 seconds. Divide 25 m/s by 10 s, and the acceleration of the car is 2.5 m/s2.

**When velocity and acceleration are the same?**

When an object is speeding up, the acceleration is in the same direction as the velocity. Thus, this object has a positive acceleration.

## What is difference between acceleration and motion?

Acceleration is a vector quantity that is defined as the rate at which an object changes its velocity. An object is accelerating if it is changing its velocity….Acceleration:

Angular Acceleration | Uniformly Accelerated Motion – Constant Acceleration |
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Instantaneous Speed and Instantaneous Velocity | Relative velocity in two dimensions |

**What do you mean by velocity acceleration?**

Acceleration is defined as the change in the velocity vector in a time interval, divided by the time interval. For example, if velocity is expressed in metres per second, acceleration will be expressed in metres per second per second.