Enter the total distance (m), the total time (s), and the mass (kg) into the calculator to determine the Energy from Distance. 

Energy from Distance Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Energy from Distance.

E = .5*(d/t)^2*m
  • Where E is the Energy from Distance (J)
  • d is the total distance (m) 
  • t is the total time (s) 
  • m is the mass (kg) 

To calculate the energy from distance, divide the distance by time, square the result, multiply by the mass, then divide by 2.

How to Calculate Energy from Distance?

The following example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Energy from Distance.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the total distance (m). In this example, the total distance (m) is determined to be 4 .
  2. Next, determine the total time (s). For this problem, the total time (s) is measured to be 3 .
  3. Next, determine the mass (kg). In this case, the mass (kg) is found to be 5.
  4. Finally, calculate the Energy from Distance using the formula above: 

E = .5*(d/t)^2*m

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation yields: 

E = .5*(4/3)^2*5 = 4.44 (J)

Example Problem #2

Using the same method as above, first, we need to measure or determine the variables required by the equation. For this example problem, these are provided as follows: 

total distance (m) = 10

total time (s) = 12

mass (kg) = 3

Enter these given values into the calculator or above yields: 

E = .5*(10/12)^2*3 = 1.041 (J)