Enter the x-component of acceleration, and the y-component of acceleration, into the calculator to determine the Magnitude of Acceleration.

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## Magnitude of Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Magnitude of Acceleration.

**A = SQRT ( Ax^2 + Ay^2)**

- Where A is the Magnitude of Acceleration (m/s^2)
- Ax is the x-component of acceleration (m/s^2)
- Ay is the y-component of acceleration (m/s^2)

## What are the units for Magnitude of Acceleration?

In the International System of Units, also known as SI units, the units for Magnitude of Acceleration are m/s^2.

## How to Calculate Magnitude of Acceleration?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the x-component of acceleration. In this example, the x-component of acceleration is calculated or measured to be 25 (m/s^2).

Next, determine the y-component of acceleration. For this problem, the y-component of acceleration is determined to be 50 (m/s^2).

Finally, calculate the Magnitude of Acceleration using the formula above:

**A = SQRT ( Ax^2 + Ay^2)**

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

**A = SQRT ( 25^2 + 50^2) = 55.901 **(m/s^2)