Acceleration using force and mass calculator

Created by Madhumathi Raman
Reviewed by Kenneth Alambra
Last updated: Jun 05, 2023

The acceleration using force and mass calculator helps you find the acceleration of an object of a specific mass when a specific force is applied to it. Read on to learn more about how to use this calculator, how force, acceleration, and mass relate to each other, and also some examples!

🙋 If the topic of force interests you, you might also want to check out our force converter.

How do I calculate acceleration using force and mass?

To calculate the acceleration using force and mass, do the following:

  1. Find the mass of the object in kg.
  2. Measure the force applied on it in Newtons.
  3. Calculate the acceleration by dividing the force by mass.
  4. This will give you the acceleration using the force and mass values!

For example, if a force of 50 N is applied to an object of mass 10 kg, then the acceleration experienced by it will be:
a = 50/10 = 5 m/s2

❓ Confused about acceleration and speed? Read more about these physics concepts by visiting our acceleration calculator and our speed calculator

If you find our acceleration using force and mass calculator useful, you might also benefit from our other calculators based on Newton's second law of motion, a couple of which are:


What is the formula to find acceleration from force and mass?

a = F / m is the formula to find acceleration from force and mass values. So according to this formula, we'll do the following:

  1. We will measure the force (in Newtons) and mass (in kg).
  2. We will divide the force (in Newtons) by mass (in kg).
  3. This will give us the acceleration in m/s2.

What is the acceleration produced by a force of 12 N on a body of mass 3 kg?

4 m/s2 is the acceleration produced by a force of 12 N on a body of mass 3 kg. This is obtained by dividing the force value by the mass, which gives us:
12 N / 3 kg = 4 m/s2 as the acceleration.

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