Enter the total acceleration and the total time into the calculator to determine the change in velocity.

Change in Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Change in Velocity.

ΔV = a * ΔT

  • Where ΔV is the change in velocity (m/s)
  • a is the acceleration (m/s^2)
  • ΔT is the change in time (s)

To calculate the change in velocity, multiply the change in time by the acceleration.

What is a Change in Velocity?

Definition:

A change in velocity measures the total change in the magnitude of a velocity due to an acceleration.

How to Calculate Change in Velocity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Change in Velocity.

First, determine the acceleration. In this example, the acceleration is found to be 150 m/s^2.

Next, determine the change in time. For this problem, the time is found to be 10 s.

Finally, calculate the Change in Velocity using the formula above:

ΔV = a * ΔT

ΔV = 150*10

ΔV = 1,500 m/s