# Lateral Force Calculator

## About Lateral Force Calculator (Formula)

Using a Lateral Force Calculator, you can calculate how much lateral force is required to achieve a certain lateral acceleration or angle. Circular movement of an object is dependent upon lateral force, which acts perpendicular to the direction of motion.

There are two common ways to calculate the lateral force: using the mass and lateral acceleration, or using the magnitude and angle.

### Lateral Force Calculator Using Mass and Lateral Acceleration

A Lateral Force Calculator for Mass and Lateral Acceleration is a tool used to calculate the amount of lateral force required to achieve a certain lateral acceleration for a given mass. Lateral force is the force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and is necessary to cause an object to move in a circular path.

#### Formula and Variables:

The formula for calculating the lateral force (LF) is:

LF = m * LA

Where:

• LF is the lateral force in Newtons (N)
• m is the mass in kilograms (kg)
• LA is the lateral acceleration in meters per second squared (m/s^2)

### Lateral Force Calculator Using Magnitude and Angle

The Lateral Force Calculator for Magnitude and Angle calculates the amount of lateral force required to achieve a certain magnitude and angle. To move in a circular path, an object must be subject to a lateral force acting perpendicular to its direction of motion.

#### Formula and Variables:

The formula for calculating the lateral force (LF) is:

LF = Magnitude * sin(Angle)

Where:

• LF is the lateral force in Newtons (N)
• Magnitude is the magnitude of the force
• Angle is the angle between the force vector and the lateral direction, in degrees

Note: The angle must be converted to radians before using the sin() function. The conversion factor is (π / 180).