How to use the calculator
This simple, but powerful, acceleration calculator allows you to calculate the acceleration of an object in three ways:
- Speed difference. Enter the initial speed, the final speed, and the time to calculate the acceleration.
- Distance traveled. Enter the initial speed, the total distance traveled and the time the journey took.
- Mass and force. Enter the mass and net force of the object to calculate its acceleration.
Acceleration is the rate at which the speed of an object changes. You can think of a car accelerating from 0-60mph in 6 seconds. The acceleration of the car can be measured (and for 0-60 in 6 seconds you would be accelerating at 4.472 m/s2).
It's worth noting that this calculator measures uniform acceleration. This is where the acceleration is constant with no variable speeds.