Assume that an intercontinental ballistic missile goes from rest to a suborbital speed of 6.50 km/s in 60.0 s (the actual speed and time are classified). What is its average acceleration in m/s2 and in multiples of g (9.80 m/s2) ?
The formula for acceleration is
Substituting the given values
This can be expressed in multiples of g
Therefore, the average acceleration is 108.33 m/s2 and can be expressed as 11.05g.