Enter the acceleration due to gravity and the height into the calculator to determine the velocity.

Gravity To Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the velocity from gravity.

V = g*SQRT(2*H/g)

  • Where V is the velocity (m/s)
  • g is the acceleration due to gravity (m/s^2)
  • H is the height (m)

This formula assumes no air resistance. For a calculator that takes air resistance into account, visit the maximum velocity calculator linked above.

How to Calculate Velocity From Gravity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate velocity from gravity.

First, determine the acceleration due to gravity. In this example, the acceleration due to gravity is 9.81 m/s^2.

Next, determine the height. For this problem, the height is found to be 300m.

Finally, calculate the velocity from gravity using the formula above:

V = g*SQRT(2*H/g)

V = 9.81*SQRT(2*300/9.81)

V = 76.72 m/s