Distance - constant acceleration

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The Distance Traveled at Constant Acceleration calculator computes the distance traveled (dx) by an object after a period of time (t), based on its initial distance from the origin (x), the object's initial velocity (V) and a constant acceleration (a).

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:

• (x0) This is the initial displacement
• (t) This is the duration of travel.
• (V0) This is the initial velocity
• (a) This is the constant acceleration

Distance(dx): The calculator returns the distance traveled (d) in meters.  However, this can be automatically converted into other length or distance units via the pull-down menu. distance traveled a.k.a. displacement

Application

A common application for this equation is the travel associated with the free fall of an object under the force of gravity. In the case of Earth's gravity, the constant acceleration is approximately 9.80665 m/s2.  Note that this formula does not include other forces such as drag.

Notes

See this video discussing a real use for this equation: