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/s² = Thrust in Newtons / Mass of Object in Kilograms.
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/s² acceleration.