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jerk

[jərk]
(mechanics)
The rate of change of acceleration; it is the third derivative of position with respect to time.
A unit of rate of change of acceleration, equal to 1 foot (30.48 centimeters) per second squared per second.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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