Enter the mass, velocity, and distance into the calculator to determine the force from kinetic energy.

Kinetic Energy to Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the force from kinetic energy.

F = 1/2*m*v^2 / d

  • Where F is the force (N)
  • m is the mass (kg)
  • v is the velocity (m/s)
  • d is the distance (m)

Can kinetic energy be converted to force?

Yes, kinetic energy can be converted to force if you know the distance over which the force acted on the object. This is because, by definition, energy is force times distance.

How to convert kinetic energy to force?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate force from kinetic energy.

First, determine the mass. For this problem, the mass is calculated to be 25 kg.

Next, determine the velocity. The velocity of the object is 10 m/s.

Next, determine the distance the force acted on the object. The force was acting on this object for 100m.

Finally, calculate the force using the formula above:

F = 1/2*m*v^2 / d

F = 1/2*25*10^2 / 100

F = 12.5 N