Velocity Calculator is a kind of speed calculator which is based on the average velocity formula and enables you to estimate the speed of an object. When you know how to calculate velocity, you can work out the the speed you can achieve while walking, jogging, cycling or any other means of transport.

Keep reading to find:

  1. The average velocity formula
  2. How to calculate velocity
  3. What other calculators might be useful for you

The average velocity formula

The average velocity formula describes the relationship between the distance and the time it takes.

If you want to put this rule down in the form of a mathematical formula, it will look as follows:

V = distance / time

How to calculate velocity

Before I explain how to calculate velocity, I'd like to note that there is a slight difference between velocity and speed. The former is determined on the basis of the difference between the final and initial position and the direction of movement, while the latter requires only the distance covered.

It's time to use average velocity formula in practice. Provided an object traveled 500m in 3 minutes, to calculate the average velocity you should take the following steps:

  1. Change minutes into seconds (so that the final result would be in meters per second). 3 minutes = 3 x 60 = 180s
  2. Divide the distance by time. V = 500m/180s = 2,77 m/s

You can make your calculations much easier using our average velocity calculator. All you’ll need to do is type in distance and time.

Other considerations

Another value related to velocity is kinetic energy. This is the energy possessed by an object which is in motion. You can calculate it easily with our kinetic energy calculator.

The relationship between distance and time is also needed when estimating the fuel use of your car. In order to calculate how much gas will be used during a particular journey, try our gas calculator.

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