The Free Fall (distance) calculator compute the distance that an object will be in free fall based on the duration of the fall (t) and the acceleration due to gravity (g) .
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Free Fall Distance (h): The calculator returns the distance in meters. However this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
Distance of Free Fall equation is meant for the context of free fall, or constant acceleration downwards due to Earth's gravity without rest, ignoring air resistance. Here, t is the time it takes for the object in question to fall a given distance (Height) with it's acceleration of g (the acceleration at sea level due to gravity, roughly 9.8 m/s^2).
The formula for the distance of free fall is:
h = ½·g·t²