Enter the mass (kg) and the change in velocity/speed (m/s) into the calculator to determine the Work From Velocity. 

Work From Velocity Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Work From Velocity. 

W = 1/2*m*dV^2

  • Where W is the Work From Velocity (J)
  • m is the mass (kg) 
  • dV is the change in velocity/speed (m/s) 

How to Calculate Work From Velocity?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Work From Velocity.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the mass (kg). In this example, the mass (kg) is given as 81.
  2. Next, determine the change in velocity/speed (m/s). For this problem, the change in velocity/speed (m/s) is given as 58.
  3. Finally, calculate the Work From Velocity using the equation above: 

W = 1/2*m*dV^2

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

W = 1/2*81*58^2= 136,242 (J)


Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as above, first define the variables required by the formula. In this case, these values are:

mass (kg) = 94

change in velocity/speed (m/s) = 10

Entering these values yields:

W = 1/2*m*dV^2 = 4700 (J)