##### Matthew Clemens, Physics and Math Teacher, Parent, Tutor, and Professional Ski Instructor

How to find acceleration depends on what you are given. However, the definition of acceleration is the rate of change in velocity or change in velocity/change in time. The formula that describes the conditions and variables that affect how much an object accelerates is known as Newton's 2nd Law which states that acceleration equals Net Force/mass. For more, try these links: Definition of acceleration Newton's 2nd Law