Escape Velocity (Using Density)

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The Escape Velocity Using Density calculator computes the escape velocity from a body (v) based on the distance from the center of mass (R) and the density of the body (ρ).

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:

  • (R) This is the distance to the center of mass
  • (ρ) This is the density of the body

Escape Velocity (v): The calculator returns the velocity in meters per second.  However this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.

The Math / Science

The formula for the Escape Velocity using Density is:

    `v = sqrt( (8πGρ)/3)R`
where:

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Reference

University Physics 12th Edition, Chapter 12, Equation #12.29