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Acceleration

Everybody knows that when you roll down a hill on a skateboard, you pick up speed, going faster and faster until you reach the bottom. But what are the principles behind acceleration, and how is it calculated? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby walk you through a concept that every student of physics needs to know. You’ll learn how to measure both negative and positive acceleration, with helpful formulas and equations presented in a way that’s easy to grasp. Put on your safety helmet, and let’s get rolling!

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What is acceleration?

Can something accelerate forever?

What is terminal velocity?