Question by  williamtiernan (32)

How do you calculate downward velocity?


Answer by  squirrel1434 (63)

Given an initial height and ignoring air resistance, the easiest method is to use conservation of energy. Energy (top) = mgh = Energy(bottom) = (1/2)mv^2.


Answer by  willard (874)

Downward velocity is the rate of change of vertical position. So, yuo can calculate it by taking the downward displacement and dividing by the time interval, assuming constant velocity.

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