I have measured the velocity of an object at discrete intervals. I want to find the corresponding acceleration and jerk of the object. How do I do this with discrete values rather than continuous variables?
I think acceleration is simply a = (V2-V1)/(t2-t1), but what times do I use for the jerk equation?
If I were to plot these values, what times would I plot acceleration and jerk against? i.e. does a1 pair with t1 or t2? Or do I plot a1 over the interval between t1 and t2?