Enter the force generated by the go kart engine, the mass of the go kart, and the mass of the driver into the calculator to determine the Go Kart Acceleration. 

Go Kart Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Go Kart Acceleration.

A = Fgk / (mgk + md)

  • Where A is the Go Kart Acceleration (m/s^2)
  • Fgk is the force generated by the go kart engine (N)
  • mgk is the mass of the go kart (kg)
  • md is the mass of the driver (kg)

What are the units for Go Kart Acceleration?

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

How to Calculate Go Kart Acceleration?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the force generated by the go kart engine. In this example, the force generated by the go kart engine is determined to be 1000 (N).

Next, determine the mass of the go kart. For this problem, the mass of the go kart is measured to be 150 (kg).

Next, determine the mass of the driver. In this case, the mass of the driver is found to be 80 (kg).

Finally, calculate the Go Kart Acceleration using the formula above: 

A = Fgk / (mgk + md)

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

A = 1000 / (150 + 80) = 4.347 (m/s^2)