What is the formula to calculate velocity?

Sign Up to our social questions and Answers Engine to ask questions, answer people's questions, and connect with other people.

Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link and will create a new password via email.

Please briefly explain why you feel this question should be reported.

Please briefly explain why you feel this answer should be reported.

Please briefly explain why you feel this user should be reported.

Velocity is a vector quantity that describes the speed and direction of motion. This can be calculated by dividing an object’s distance traveled, divided by its time interval to travel that distance. Velocity = (distance / time) Another way to calculate velocity is: v=d/t where d stands for displacement and t stands for time which gives you the same result as shown in equation one. You can also find velocity by multiplying the rate of change in distance with time. v=(d’/dt).

This formula works because velocity is defined as the first derivative of displacement (meaning that velocity tells you how fast and in what direction an object’s position is changing at any given moment) which means it follows directly from knowing the two variables d’=dx/dt and t = dx / dt, where x represents some initial location or starting point on a graph. Velocity measures both speed (in meters per second, miles per hour etc.) along with direction towards a specific destination or target. Many people use velocity to describe objects moving through space such as cars driving down highways but this term could also be used for other types of motion such as velocity of sound waves, velocity through space and time in Einstein’s theory of relativity or velocity during a wave.