# How do you find the velocity of a falling object?

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## How do you find the velocity of a falling object?

To find out something’s speed (or velocity) after a certain amount of time, you just multiply the acceleration of gravity by the amount of time since it was let go of. So you get: velocity = -9.81 m/s^2 * time, or V = gt. The negative sign just means that the object is moving downwards.

## What is the formula for velocity and height?

h = v 0 y 2 2 g . This equation defines the maximum height of a projectile above its launch position and it depends only on the vertical component of the initial velocity.

## What is the velocity of a falling ball?

The velocity of the falling ball as a function of time is v = -9.8 (m/s2) t j and its position as a function of time is r = (4.9 m – ½ 9.8 (m/s2) t2) j.

## How do you find the velocity of a falling object without time?

Find the free fall distance using the equation s = (1/2)gt² = 0.5 * 9.80665 * 8² = 313.8 m . If you know the height from which the object is falling, but don’t know the time of fall, you can use this calculator to find it, too!

## How do you calculate velocity?

Provided an object traveled 500 meters in 3 minutes , to calculate the average velocity you should take the following steps:

1. Change minutes into seconds (so that the final result would be in meters per second). 3 minutes = 3 * 60 = 180 seconds ,
2. Divide the distance by time: velocity = 500 / 180 = 2.77 m/s .

## What is the velocity of an object in free fall?

vf = g * t The above equation can be used to calculate the velocity of the object after any given amount of time when dropped from rest. Example calculations for the velocity of a free-falling object after six and eight seconds are shown below.