Enter the total force, the mass of object 1, and the mass of object 2 into the calculator to determine the Acceleration From Two Masses. 

Acceleration From Two Masses Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Acceleration From Two Masses.

A = F / (m1+m2)
  • Where A  is the Acceleration From Two Masses (m/s^2)
  • F is the total force (N)
  • m1 is the mass of object 1 (kg)
  • m2 is the mass of object 2 (kg)

To calculate the acceleration from two masses, simply divide the force by the sum of the masses.

What are the units for Acceleration From Two Masses?

The most common units for Acceleration From Two Masses are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Acceleration From Two Masses?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information required to calculate the Acceleration From Two Masses.

First, determine the total force. In this example, the total force is measured to be 500 (N).

Next, determine the mass of object 1. For this problem, the mass of object 1 is calculated to be 10 (kg).

Next, determine the mass of object 2. In this case, the mass of object 2 is found to be 20 (kg).

Finally, calculate the Acceleration From Two Masses using the formula above: 

A = F / (m1+m2)

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation gives us: 

A = 500 / (10+20) = 16.66 (m/s^2)