Enter the initial velocity, time, and distance into the calculator to determine the final horizontal velocity.

Final Horizontal Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Final Horizontal Velocity.

Vf = D/T*2 – Vi

  • Where Vf is the final horizontal velocity (m/s)
  • D is the distance travelled (m)
  • T is the time (s)
  • Vi is the initial horizontal velocity (m/s)

What is a Final Horizontal Velocity?


A final horizontal velocity is a measure of the velocity of an object after it has undergone either an acceleration or deceleration.

How to Calculate Final Horizontal Velocity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Final Horizontal Velocity.

First, determine the distance travelled. In this example, the distance travelled is found to be 500 m.

Next, determine the time. For this problem, the time is found to be 20 seconds.

Next, determine the initial horizontal velocity. In this case, the initial horizontal velocity is measured to be 20 m/s.

Finally, calculate the Final Horizontal Velocity using the formula above:

Vf = D/T*2 – Vi

Vf = 500/20*2 – 20

Vf = 30 m/s