Enter the total work, the distance, and the mass into the calculator to determine the Work to Acceleration. 

Work to Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Work to Acceleration.

A = (W/d) / m

  • Where A is the Work to Acceleration (m/s^2)
  • W is the total work (N-m)
  • d is the distance (m)
  • m is the mass (kg)

What are the units for Work to Acceleration?

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

How to Calculate Work to Acceleration?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the total work. In this example, the total work is determined to be 123 (N-m).

Next, determine the distance. For this problem, the distance is measured to be 43 (m).

Next, determine the mass. In this case, the mass is found to be 89 (kg).

Finally, calculate the Work to Acceleration using the formula above: 

A = (W/d) / m

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

A = (123/43) / 89 = .032(m/s^2)