Enter the speed of light through the medium into the calculator to determine the proton velocity.

Proton Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Proton Velocity.

PV = C / 100

  • Where PV is the proton velocity (m/s)
  • C is the speed of light through the medium

What is a Proton Velocity?

Definition:

A proton velocity is typically described as 1% of the speed of light through the medium.

How to Calculate Proton Velocity?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the speed of light through the medium. In this example, the speed of light through the medium is found to be 299,792,458 m/s.

Finally, calculate the Proton Velocity using the formula above:

PV = C / 100

PV = 299,792,458 / 100

PV = 2,997,924.58 m/s