Force

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The Force Calculator (F = m•a) computes net force based on the acceleration (a) and mass (m).

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:

Force (F): The calculator returns force (F) in newtons.  However, this can be automatically converted to other force units via the pull-down menu.

The Math / Science

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:

where:

  • F is the force
  • m is the mass
  • a is the acceleration

Notes:

Acceleration results in the direction of the net force, which in this equation is represented by a single force.