# How do you find acceleration with mass and gravity?

## How do you find acceleration with mass and gravity?

Mathematically, this is given by the formula F = m*a, where F is the net force acting on the object, m is the mass of the object, and a is the acceleration.

**What does 9.8 m/s s have to do with acceleration?**

It is the ratio of velocity change to time between any two points in an object’s path. To accelerate at 9.8 m/s/s means to change the velocity by 9.8 m/s each second.

### How does mass affect acceleration due to gravity?

“What are the factors that affect the acceleration due to gravity?” Mass does not affect the acceleration due to gravity in any measurable way. The two quantities are independent of one another. Light objects accelerate more slowly than heavy objects only when forces other than gravity are also at work.

**What is value of g in Earth?**

9.80665 m/s2

The precise strength of Earth’s gravity varies depending on location. The nominal “average” value at Earth’s surface, known as standard gravity is, by definition, 9.80665 m/s2 (32.1740 ft/s2).

## How do I calculate g?

The acceleration g=F/m1 due to gravity on the Earth can be calculated by substituting the mass and radii of the Earth into the above equation and hence g= 9.81 m s-2.

**What is the formula to calculate acceleration?**

Acceleration (a) is the change in velocity (Δv) over the change in time (Δt), represented by the equation a = Δv/Δt. This allows you to measure how fast velocity changes in meters per second squared (m/s^2). Acceleration is also a vector quantity, so it includes both magnitude and direction. Created by Sal Khan.

### Why is gravity 9.8m s 2?

An object dropped near Earth’s surface will accelerate downwards at about 9.8ms2 due to the force of gravity, regardless of size, if air resistance is minimal.

**Does heavier mass accelerate faster?**

Heavier things have a greater gravitational force AND heavier things have a lower acceleration. It turns out that these two effects exactly cancel to make falling objects have the same acceleration regardless of mass.

## How is mass related to acceleration?

If you increase the mass at a given force the rate of acceleration slows. Therefore, mass is inversely proportional to acceleration.