Acceleration
Forces and Motion

Jerks and jounces

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In addition to the familiar first and second derivatives of displacement, velocity and acceleration, engineers occasionally use the jerk (the rate of change of acceleration) and the jounce (the rate of change of jerk).

References

Acceleration
appears in the relation F=ma a=dv/dt a=-(w^2)x
is used in analyses relating to Terminal Velocity
can be represented by Motion Graphs
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