Acceleration Vector (2D) Vector = (Magnitude, Direction)
I am trying to calculate the acceleration vector acting on a car moving at a constant speed but changing direction. Example: A car is traveling 60 mph north (88 fps north (V1)). The car comes to a constant curve in the road that it takes 15 seconds to complete. The car’s velocity is now 88 fps east (V2). No change in speed, just change in direction.
It appears that the acceleration is dependent on the speed and time.
I have written a simulation and iteratively concluded that 9.2155 ft/sec^2 is the answer for my example.
I have: • V1 = Vector (88 fps, 90 degrees) • V2 = Vector (88 fps, 0 degrees) • Change in direction 90 degrees • Delta time 15 seconds • Degrees change per second = 6 • The acceleration is acting perpendicular to the velocity vector
What I have not figured out: • A formula to calculate the acceleration given the speed, degrees change in direction, and seconds to complete the change/turn.