The acceleration is defined as the rate of change of velocity with respect to time. Acceleration is a vector quantity since it has both magnitude and direction. It is the second derivative of position with respect to time or it is the first derivative of velocity with respect to time.
Some good examples of acceleration related to daily life are:
- When the car is speeding up
- When the car slows down
- When you fall off a bridge
- The car turning at the corner is an example of acceleration because the direction is changing. The quicker the turns, the greater the acceleration.