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Acceleration is the rate of change in velocity of an object. Acceleration is directly proportional to the applied force and inversely proportional to the mass of the object. The angular acceleration is the rate of change of angular velocity, given in rad/s2. In biomechanics, since muscles create rotations about joints, the concepts of angular velocity and angular acceleration are frequently discussed.

Acceleration is expressed in biomechanics as the unit of velocity (m/s) divided by the unit of time (s) which gives m/s/s or m/s2.

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