Force Equations Formulas Calculator

Science - Physics


Solving for force.
force

Inputs:

mass (m)
acceleration (a)


Conversions:

mass (m)
= 0
= 0
kilogram
acceleration (a)
= 0
= 0
meter/second^2

Solution:

force (F)
= NOT CALCULATED 

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References - Books:

Tipler, Paul A.. 1995. Physics For Scientists and Engineers. Worth Publishers. 3rd ed.

Definition:

Force is an interaction between two objects which causes a change in object motion. Typically, it causes an object with mass to accelerate or decelerate. Acceleration is a change in velocity. Force can also be described as a pull or push. It is a vector quantity with a direction and magnitude.

Force is directly proportional to both mass and acceleration.

Force is categorized into two types, contact and Action At A Distance. Contact forces require the two object to be in direct contact. Action At A Distance forces do not require contact and are exerted over a distance. Types of force include air resistance, applied, centripetal, elastic, electrical, electromagnetic, friction, gravitational, magnetic, nuclear, normal, pressure, spring and tension.


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