# Acceleration

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Rate of change in velocity, measured in meters / per second squared, or m/s2

# Calculating from Thrust/Weight values of an Object

Acceleration in M/Sec = Thrust in Newtons / Mass of Object in Kilograms.

**EXAMPLE:**

You have a missile that has the folllowing specifics:

- Mass: 200 kg
- Engine Thrust: 1000 kg

First, you convert the thrust in kilograms into newtons by multiplying it by 9.80665

1000 kilograms * 9.80665 = 9806.65 Newtons (or if you want to requantify it further 9806.65/1000 = 9.8 kilonewtons)

So our equation is now: 9806.65 / 200 = 49.03325 m/sec2 acceleration.