# Acceleration Converter

Acceleration Converter converts Meter per second squared, Foot per second squared, G, Galileo and Inch per second squared.

Acceleration – a physical term describing the increase in velocity of an object over time. It is a vector quantity. Regardless of the specific unit used, it is presented as distance divided by time and the symbol is a.

Use this tool to convert values of acceleration from one unit to the other.**Units of acceleration**: meter/second^{2} (m/s^{2}), centimeter/second^{2} (cm/s^{2}), inch/second^{2} (in/s^{2}), foot/second^{2} (ft/s^{2}), km/second^{2} (km/s^{2}), yard/second^{2} (yd/s^{2}), mile/second^{2} (mile/s^{2}), galileo (g), Kilometer / hour second, Miles/hour second, Gravity.

Square Units are expressed as ^{2}, so m/s^{2} = Meter/ Square Second.

## Overview

Acceleration is the rate of change in velocity of an object during a given duration of time. The SI unit for acceleration is the meter per second squared. Other units are also commonly used. Acceleration can be uniform, such as the acceleration of an object in free fall, or variable such as acceleration during driving.

Acceleration is a very useful concept in designing, building, and driving vehicles. It is also important when predicting and preventing the effects of shock, a sudden acceleration or deceleration as a result of the impact.

## Acceleration and Suspension

Accounting for shock can prevent accidents during earthquakes if buildings are constructed to withstand it. In places where earthquakes are common, such as Japan, buildings are constructed on special platforms that reduce acceleration and deceleration. The principle behind such construction is similar to suspension in vehicles. A simple suspension device is used on bicycles to minimize the discomfort due to acceleration and deceleration when moving on an uneven surface and to prevent damage. The suspension is used in bridges to minimize their acceleration caused by moving vehicles. It is useful in music studios, where the floor or the entire studio is floating, to minimize acceleration caused by surrounding vehicles, pedestrians, etc. If the house is already built without concern for professional soundproofing, and the musician wishes to make a home studio there, it is logistically difficult to add suspension to the studio. Some ways to prevent the acceleration of the building is to increase the room’s mass. Suspended ceilings are also a solution because they are not as costly as suspending the entire room, but prevent the ceiling from accelerating and transmitting noise from above.