Enter the change in velocity and the change in the distance into the calculator to determine the Acceleration From Distance. 

Acceleration From Distance Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Acceleration From Distance.

A = dV^2 / (2*d)
  • Where A is the Acceleration From Distance (m/s^2)
  • dV is the change in velocity  (m/s)
  • d is the change in distance (m)

To calculate the acceleration from distance, square the change in velocity, then divide by 2 times the distance.

What are the units for Acceleration From Distance?

The most common units for Acceleration From Distance are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Acceleration From Distance?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information required to calculate the Acceleration From Distance.

First, determine the change in velocity . In this example, the change in velocity  is measured to be 50 (m/s).

Next, determine the change in distance. For this problem, the change in distance is calculated to be 100 (m).

Finally, calculate the Acceleration From Distance using the formula above: 

A = dV^2 / (2*d)

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation gives us: 

A = 50^2 / (2*100) = 12.5 (m/s^2)