Enter the change in speed, change in time, and mass into the calculator to determine the force from speed.

Speed to Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Speed to Force.

F = (ΔS/ΔT) * m
  • Where F is the force (N)
  • ΔS is the change in speed (m/s)
  • ΔT is the change in time (s)
  • m is the mass of the moving object (kg)

To convert speed to mass, divide the change in speed by the change in time, then multiply by the mass.

Can Speed Be Converted to Force?

Speed is a measure of distance per unit of time, and force measures acceleration times mass. To convert speed to force, you need to convert the speed to acceleration by dividing the change in speed by time. This gives you acceleration. Then, you must multiply by the mass to get force.

How to Convert Speed to Force?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to convert speed to force.

First, determine the change in speed. In this example, the initial velocity is 30m/s and the final velocity is 50m/s, so the change in speed is 20 m/s.

Next, determine the total time. In this case, the time is measured to be 5 seconds.

Next, determine the mass of the moving object. The object is measured to weigh 3 kg.

Finally, calculate the force using the formula above:

F = (ΔS/ΔT) * m

F = (20/5) * 3

F = 12 N