Enter the total mass and the total lateral acceleration into the calculator to determine the lateral force.

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## Lateral Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Lateral Force.

LF = m * LA

- Where LF is the lateral force (N)
- m is the mass (kg)
- LA is the lateral acceleration (m/s^2)

To calculate the lateral force, multiply the mass by the lateral acceleration.

## What is a Lateral Force?

Definition:

A lateral force is defined as the total net force acting on an object in the lateral direction. The lateral direction is often used synonymously with horizontal direction.

## How to Calculate Lateral Force?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Lateral Force.

First, determine the mass . In this example, the mass is found to be 60kg.

Next, determine the lateral acceleration. In this case, the lateral acceleration is measured to be 20 m/s^2.

Finally, calculate the Lateral Force using the formula above:

LF = m * LA

LF = 60kg * 20 m/s^2

LF = 1200 N