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`a = F"/"m`

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This **Acceleration from Force and Mass** calculator computes acceleration (**a**) as a function of Mass (**m**) and Force (**F**).

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

- (
**F**) Force - (
**m**) Mass

**Acceleration (a):** The calculator returns the acceleration (**a**) in meters per second squared. However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.

The formula for acceleration based on force and mass is:

a = F / m

where:

**a**is the constant acceleration**F**is the force acting on the object.**m**is the mass of the object

Newton's second law formula (**F = m•a**) shows the relationship between mass, acceleration and force. The three forms of the equation are as follows:

- F = m•a. This is Newton's second law formula solved for force.
- m = F / a. This is Newton's second law formula solved for mass.
- a = F / m. This is Newton's second law formula solved for acceleration.

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