When using driveline I can easily output the position and velocity of a mass with an ideal translational motion sensor: https://www.mathworks.com/help/physmod/simscape/ref/idealtranslationalmotionsensor.html?searchHighlight=ideal%20motion%20sensor&s_tid=srchtitle
However, to get the acceleration of the mass, I need to convert to simulink and differentiate the signal. This is not a major problem but my questions are as follows:
How can I be confident I am not introducing error by numerically differentiating?
Why doesn't the "Ideal Motion Sensor" supply the acceleration as an output? I would think the equations of motion include acceleration and it is integrated to get velocity and position.
Thanks in advance,