## How to use the calculator

This simple, but powerful, acceleration calculator allows you to calculate the acceleration of an object in three ways:

**Speed difference.**Enter the initial speed, the final speed, and the time to calculate the acceleration.**Distance traveled.**Enter the initial speed, the total distance traveled and the time the journey took.**Mass and force.**Enter the mass and net force of the object to calculate its acceleration.

Acceleration is the rate at which the speed of an object changes. You can think of a car accelerating from 0-60mph in 6 seconds. The acceleration of the car can be measured (and for 0-60 in 6 seconds you would be accelerating at 4.472 m/s^{2}).

It's worth noting that this calculator measures uniform acceleration. This is where the acceleration is constant with no variable speeds.