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Acceleration

A hastening; a shortening of the time until some event takes place.

A person who has the right to take possession of property at some future time may have that right accelerated if the present holder loses his or her legal right to the property. If a life estate fails for any reason, the remainder is accelerated.

The principle of acceleration can be applied when it becomes clear that one party to a contract is not going to perform his or her obligations. Anticipatory Repudiation, or the possibility of future breach, makes it possible to move the right to remedies back to the time of repudiation rather than to wait for the time when performance would be due and an actual breach would occur.

acceleration

n. 1) speeding up the time when there is vesting (absolute ownership) of an interest in an estate, when the interest in front of it is terminated earlier than expected; 2) in a contract or promissory note when the payment of debt is moved up to the present time due to some event like non-payment of an installment or sale of the property which secures the debt. (See: acceleration clause, vest)

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In all cases of uniform or nonuniform motion along straight or curved paths it remains true that an extremum of the relative distance (16a) will correspond to a relative velocity orthogonal to the relative position (16b) and that extremum will be the minimum separation distance if the relative acceleration (19a) meets the condition (19b) that may be interpreted as stating that the total acceleration, including the centripetal acceleration, must cause the vehicles to move away from each other.
In particular, the analysis focuses attention on the influence of nonstandard inertial forces involved in the moving system mass description arising from Coriolis acceleration and centripetal acceleration. In order to quantify the amplification effects produced by the moving loads over the static solution, numerical results are proposed in terms of dynamic amplification factors (DAFs).
(ii) The dynamic behavior of tied-arch bridges appears to be quite dependent from the effect of the travelling mass and large underestimations in dynamic amplification factors are noted if the inertial forces of moving system are not properly evaluated; in particular, the analyses denote that nonstandard inertial forces arising from Coriolis acceleration and centripetal acceleration determine the largest dynamic amplification in both kinematic and stress variables, mainly at high speeds of the moving system.
where the second and the third terms on right hand side in the acceleration function are known in the literature as the Coriolis acceleration and centripetal acceleration, respectively [34].
Conventional wisdom has it that this centripetal acceleration is not affected by relativity, since it acts in a direction which is normal to the velocity of the object.
We can of course use this same argument to substitute Relativistic Velocity for Actual Velocity in the formula for centripetal acceleration and hence derive expressions for centripetal and centrifugal forces.
When combined with Newton's second law this leads to the idea that a body in circular motion is subject to a constant acceleration towards the centre called centripetal acceleration.
By the conventional interpretation, translatory and centripetal accelerations can be regarded as two extremes of the motion vector.
Centripetal accelerations in excess of 300,000 g induce sedimentation, and the process is followed optically by a light beam that runs through the length of the sample cell.
The centrifuge's main spin axis delivers computer-controlled centripetal accelerations from 0 (stopped) to 1.4 g (240 deg/sec) to the head of the animal in either test container.