Enter the centripetal force and the mass of the rotating object into the calculator to determine the Centripetal Acceleration From Mass.

## Centripetal Acceleration From Mass Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Centripetal Acceleration From Mass.

Ac = Fc / m

• Where Ac is the Centripetal Acceleration From Mass (m/s^2)
• Fc is the centripetal force (N)
• m is the mass of the rotating object (kg)

## What are the units for Centripetal Acceleration From Mass?

The most common units for Centripetal Acceleration From Mass are m/s^2.

## How to Calculate Centripetal Acceleration From Mass?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Centripetal Acceleration From Mass.

First, determine the centripetal force. In this example, the centripetal force is determined to be 40 (N).

Next, determine the mass of  the rotating object. For this problem, the mass of  the rotating object is measured to be 2 (kg).

Finally, calculate the Centripetal Acceleration From Mass using the formula above:

Ac = Fc / m

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives:

Ac =40 / 2 = 20(m/s^2)