# What is *acceleration*?

**Acceleration**is the rate of change of the velocity of an object with respect to time. It is therefore a vector quantity, just like velocity. Meaning that it includes both a magnitude (size) and a direction.

## Input

**Kilometers Per Square Second**is an acceleration unit equal to 1000 meters per square second.

## Output

**Galileo**is a unit of acceleration used extensively in the science of gravimetry. It is defined as 1 cm/s².