Enter the velocity and angles of up to 5 different velocities into the calculator to determine the resultant velocity.

## Resultant Velocity Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a resultant velocity.

Vm = Sum Sqrt(Vxi^2+VYj^2)

• Where Vm is the resultant velocity magnitude
• Vxi are all of the x-component of velocities
• Vyj are all of the y-component of velocities

Va = Tan^-1 (Vx/Vy)

• Where Va is the angle of the resultant velocity
• Vx is the magnitude of the x-component of the resultant velocity
• Vy is the magnitude of the y-component of the resultant velocity

## Resultant Velocity Definition

A resultant velocity is the equivalent velocity of the combination of 2 or more velocities in different directions.

## Is resultant velocity the same as final velocity?

The resultant velocity on a system can be considered the same as the final velocity. The resultant velocity is another word for net velocity.

## How to calculate resultant velocity?

To calculate the resultant velocity, first, you must break up each individual velocity into its magnitude and direction vector. Then break down each velocity into x and y components. Next, add together all of the x components and add together all of the y components. From these final x and y components, calculate the magnitude and direction of the resultant velocity.

## FAQ

What is a resultant velocity?

A resultant velocity is the net velocity of a combination of two more more velocities of certain magnitudes and directions.