Average and Instantaneous Acceleration - Problem L1
Average acceleration is the change in velocity divided by an elapsed time. For instance, if the velocity of a marble increases from 0 to 60 cm/s in 3 seconds, its average acceleration would be 20 cm/s2. This means that the marble's velocity will increase by 20 cm/s every second.
Define and calculate instantaneous acceleration
When the object is moving with variable acceleration, then the object possesses different acceleration at different instant. The acceleration of the object at different instant of time or at given time of motion, is called instantaneous acceleration.