How do you find the average acceleration of an object over a certain amount of time if you are given the start and end time and the different velocities at each time?

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- Mar 28th 2009, 10:59 AMMissKittyFantasticoFinding Acceleration
How do you find the average acceleration of an object over a certain amount of time if you are given the start and end time and the different velocities at each time?

- Mar 28th 2009, 11:16 AMchisigma
By definition the mean value of a function in an interval is...

But the primitive of acceleration is so that...

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- Mar 28th 2009, 11:39 AMMissKittyFantastico
So the slope would be the acceleration?

- Mar 28th 2009, 12:14 PMchisigma
In some sense yes... what does matter is that the 'average value' of acceleration in the interval depends

*only*from the speed at the begginning [ ] and the end [ ] and not from else...

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- Mar 28th 2009, 12:40 PMMissKittyFantastico
Okay, thanks.