Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson you will be able to:
 Define the following terms: average acceleration, constant acceleration, and instantaneous acceleration.
 State the SI unit for acceleration.
 Distinguish between and gives examples of uniform and nonuniform acceleration.
 Determine the average velocity of an object graphically and algebraically.
 Estimate the instantaneous acceleration of and object graphically.
 Distinguish among positive, negative, and zero acceleration.
 Analyze velocitytime graphs to determine constant acceleration, average acceleration, and instantaneous acceleration.
 Obtain instantaneous accelerations from a velocitytime graph and use them to develop an accelerationtime graph.
 Solve problems involving acceleration using the equations for uniformly accelerated motion.
 Relate and understanding of acceleration to familiar experiences and practical applications.
