# F=ma calculation in vector format

by rugapark
Tags: calculation, format, vector
 P: 22 I am given F=(3i + 2j + 4k) N and mass = 2kg I need to calculate acceleration, so I plugged it into F=ma, am I right in saying (3i + 2j + 4k) = 2 a $$\frac{(3i + 2j + 4k)}{2}$$ = a therefore a = 1.5i + 1j + 2k ? cheers.
 PF Patron HW Helper P: 3,394 Looks good to me. I assume i, j and k are unit vectors in 3 perpendicular directions.
 P: 161 yep, thats fine
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## F=ma calculation in vector format

brilliant, thanks for that guys.

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