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Force converted to acceleration?

  1. Jan 8, 2012 #1
    How can I convert force on a load cell, tension and compression to acceleration!

    I think maybe something along the lines of Newtons and picoCoulombs per meter or maybe I am miles off the mark

    I need to work out the sensitivity of the load cell in pC/m
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  3. Jan 9, 2012 #2
    You can't. Force and acceleration are different units. Force is Newton. Acceleration is "distance per time square" or more correctly "rate of change in velocity".
    1 Newton or Unit Force = 1 kg m/s2
    Unit acceleration = 1 m/s2 .
  4. Feb 12, 2013 #3
    If you had the net force, you could use F=ma and solve for acceleration.
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