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**Acceleration of vehicle when given torque to the wheels...**

Ok so I am trying to figure out the acceleration of a vehicle that has a maximum of 381ft lbs of torque.With a mass of roughly 1700kg. If I use the formula f=ma, a=f/m and if I convert ft lbs to Nm its roughly 517/1700=.30m^2/s^2?

what does meters squared/ seconds squared mean?

then I tried F=Torque/radius, which led me to 1850/1700=1.09m/s^2??

right now I am just throwing stuff out there, I am confused at this point, so anything to help clear this up would be great...

Also, once I find the acceleration, I need to find the time the vehicle would take to travel 402.336meters...

thanks sooooo much for anyone who replies.