Force Calculator

Force Calculator


Force
Mass
Acceleration

Definition

Newton’s Second Law of Motion

The net force on a body is equal to the product of the body’s mass and the acceleration of the body.

Force is an interaction that can cause deformation and/or change of motion of an object. Any push or pull is a force.Force is a vector i.e. direction of force is in which it is applied

The SI unit of force is the Newton (1 N = 1 kg-m/s2)

Concept of force is derived from Newton’s law of motions.

Various types of Forces
Gravitational Force The force exerted by the Earth on an object is the gravitational force ( F) The magnitude of the gravitational force is called the weight of the object(W)
Frictional Force If we slide or attempt to slide a body over a surface, the motion is resisted by a bonding between the body and the surface. The resistence is considered to be a single force called the frictional force.
Tension Force The tension force is the force that is transmitted through a string, rope, cable or wire when it is pulled tight by forces acting from opposite ends.

Formula

Formula used for Force calculation is:

Force(N)[F] = Mass(Kg)[m] * Acceleration(m/s2)[a]

For Example:

A person with a mass of 65 kg is accelerated to 2 m/s2. How much force was applied to him?

Sol. :

F = 65(kg) * 2(m/s2)

F = 130 N

Units

S.I. unit of Force is Newton i.e. (Kgm/s2)

Below is the conversion chart of various other units of Force