Distance - constant velocity

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vCalc.Distance - constant velocity

The Distance - Constant Velocity  calculator uses the equation, dx= x0+v0⋅t, to compute the total linear displacement (distance travelled).

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the preferred units and enter the following;

  • (x0) This is the initial displacement.  
  • (v0)  This is the initial velocity.
  • (t)  This is the duration of the motion or travel.

Distance:  The calculator returns the distance in meters.  However, this can be automatically converted to other length or distance units via the pull-down menu.

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Distanceconstantvelocity-illustration.png   Motion under Constant Velocity 
This calculator computes the distance an object travels as a function of time traveling at a constant initial velocity with the addition of an initial displacement (distance).  This equation ignores external forces and so the object continues its motion at its initial constant velocity, `v_0`, as an expression of Newton's First Law.


  • `v_0` - Initial velocity at time t = 0
  • `x_0` - initial displacement at time t = 0
  • t - time of travel in the x-direction


  • Young, Hugh D., Roger A. Freedman, A. Lewis Ford, and Francis Weston Sears. "2.4." Sears and Zemansky's University Physics: With Modern Physics. San Francisco: Pearson Addison Wesley, 2004. 51. Print.