Force Equations Formulas Calculator

Science - Physics


Description:

This page provides a physics calculator to solve the force equation. The calculator can solve for any of the variables in the formula. The variables include force, mass and acceleration. Unit conversions are performed on inputs and solutions.

Calculator:

Force Equation Calculator
1. Select Variable To Solve:
Solve for force
Force equation: force equals mass multiplied by acceleration
Solve for mass
Force equation arranged to solve for mass: mass equals force divided by acceleration
Solve for acceleration
Force equation arranged to solve for acceleration: acceleration equals force divided by mass
2. Input/Enter Known Values:
force(f):
mass(m):
acceleration(a):
Input Conversion
Solution
Solution Other Units


Definitions:

Force:
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. 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.
The SI unit of force is the Newton.
Mass:
Mass is the amount or quantity of matter in an object. The more mass an object has the more resistant it is to a change in velocity(acceleration) from a force.
The kilogram is the SI unit of mass.
Acceleration:
Acceleration is a change in velocity. If an object is speeding up or slowing down it is accelerating. Acceleration can have a negative value.

References - Books:

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