Enter the mass of two different objects to calculated the reduced mass equivalent of those two objects.
Reduced Mass Formula
The following formula is used to calculated the reduced mass equivalent of two separate masses.
M = m₁ * m₂ / (m₁ + m₂)
- Where M is the reduced mass
- m1 is the mass of object 1
- m2 is the mass of object 2
The reduced mass of two objects is a way to simply a physics problem of two masses using one mass instead. As is shown by the equation above, this value is simply a ratio of the products of the masses to the sums of the masses.