Enter the total time an object is falling into the calculator. The calculator will determine the final velocity and total height the object was dropped from.

Free Fall Velocity Calculator

The free-fall velocity and height can be calculated using the following equation.

h = 1/2 g * t^2
v = g * t
  • Where h is the height (m)
  • t is the time (s)
  • g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8m/s^2)

Free Fall Velocity Definition

A free fall velocity is a measure of the max speed an object in free fall reaches after a certain amount of time.

Free Fall Velocity Example

How to calculate free fall velocity?

  1. First measure the time.

    Determine the total amount of time.

  2. Next, calculate the free fall velocity.

    Calculate the free fall velocity using the equation above.


What is the free fall velocity?

The free fall velocity is the velocity an object reaches while falling due to the acceleration of gravity after a given amount of time.

What is the acceleration due to gravity?

The acceleration due to gravity is equal to approximately 9.8m/s^2 on Earth. On other planets this acceleration would be different due to different gravity.