# Kinematics - Acceleration Formula

**Formula:**`a = (v - u) / t`

## Kinematics - Acceleration Formula

The acceleration formula calculates the rate of change of velocity with respect to time.

## Mathematical Background:

The formula is derived from the definition of acceleration, which is the change in velocity over time.

## Practical Applications:

It is used in physics to understand the motion of objects and is essential in fields such as engineering, architecture, and transportation.

## Parameter usage:

`v`

= final velocity`u`

= initial velocity`t`

= time

## Output:

`a`

= acceleration

## Data validation:

All parameters must be numbers, and time must be greater than zero.

## Summary:

This formula calculates the acceleration of an object given its initial and final velocities over a specific time period.

Tags: Kinematics, Physics, Acceleration