Questions tagged [jerk]

Jerk is the third derivative of displacement with respect to time. It is also the derivative of acceleration with respect to time.

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Jerk Magnitudes and Earthquakes

Destruction from earthquakes depends on many factors, including magnitude, occurrence depth and closeness to epicenter. One measure that may relate destructive force for buildings and infrastructure ...
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Can gravity induce any jerk?

The equivalence principle states that constant acceleration inside a closed elevator is indistinguishable from gravitational force. But prior to its reaching constant acceleration, any elevator has ...
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Name for the set Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration, etc

Is there a name for the set Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration, Jerk, etc? The only name I can think of is 'Derivatives of displacement (wrt time)' which is rather long.
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Does the Jerk (derivative of acceleration) play a significant role in relativity?

In particular, I'm thinking of spaghettification that occurs as an object falls into a black hole (as an extreme example). But what about tidal forces like the tidal heating taking place on Jovian ...
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How to Find Jerk from Discrete Velocity Data?

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 ...
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Physics of Auto Crashes and Airbag Modules

I recently saw a post (that was pretty old) asking why we don't consider the jerk function more often in sciences that deal with impacts or sudden accelerations. The general belief was that impacts, ...