Enter the expected force and the expected mass into the calculator to determine the Expected Acceleration. 

Expected Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Expected Acceleration.

EA = EF / EM
  • Where EA is the Expected Acceleration (m/s^2)
  • EF is the expected force (N)
  • EM is the expected mass (kg)

To calculate the expected acceleration divide the expected force by the expected mass.

What are the units for Expected Acceleration?

The most common units for Expected Acceleration are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Expected Acceleration?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Expected Acceleration.

First, determine the expected force. In this example, the expected force is determined to be 375 (N).

Next, determine the expected mass. For this problem, the expected mass is measured to be 5 (kg).

Finally, calculate the Expected Acceleration using the formula above: 

EA = EF / EM

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

EA = 375 / 5 = 75 (m/s^2)