Enter the mass of the object, the coefficient of friction, and the moving force into the calculator to determine the Acceleration from Coefficient of Friction. 

Acceleration from Coefficient of Friction Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Acceleration from Coefficient of Friction.

A = ( MF – (m*g*cf) ) m

  • Where A is the Acceleration from Coefficient of Friction (m/s^2)
  • m is the mass of the object (kg)
  • CF is the coefficient of friction (none)
  • MF is the moving force (N)

What are the units for Acceleration from Coefficient of Friction?

The most common units for Acceleration from Coefficient of Friction are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Acceleration from Coefficient of Friction?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information required to calculate the Acceleration from Coefficient of Friction.

First, determine the mass of the object. In this example, the mass of the object is measured to be 50 (kg).

Next, determine the coefficient of friction. For this problem, the coefficient of friction is calculated to be .85 (none).

Next, determine the moving force. In this case, the moving force is found to be 1000 (N).

Finally, calculate the Acceleration from Coefficient of Friction using the formula above: 

A = ( MF – (m*g*cf) ) m

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

A = ( 1000 – (50*9.81*.85) / 50 = 11.66 (m/s^2)