Enter the average velocity and the height of the jump into the calculator to determine the Jumping Acceleration. 

Jumping Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Jumping Acceleration.

Aj = AV^2 / (2*H)
  • Where Aj is the Jumping Acceleration (m/s^2)
  • AV is the average velocity (m/s)
  • H is the height of jump (m)

To calculate the jumping acceleration, square the average velocity, then divide by the product of 2 times the jump height.

What are the units for Jumping Acceleration?

The most common units for Jumping Acceleration are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Jumping Acceleration?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Jumping Acceleration.

First, determine the average velocity. In this example, the average velocity is determined to be 1.37 (m/s).

Next, determine the height of jump. For this problem, the height of jump is measured to be .23 (m).

Finally, calculate the Jumping Acceleration using the formula above: 

Aj = AV^2 / (2*H)

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Aj = 1.37^2 / (2*.23) = 4.08 (m/s^2)