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

Height to Velocity Formula

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

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

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

How to Calculate Velocity from Height?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the height. In this example, the height is found to be 50m.

Next, determine the acceleration due to gravity. This is known to be 9.81 m/s^2.

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

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

V = SQRT( 2*50 / 9.81) * 9.81

V = 31.32 m/s