# Calculating time taken when given an acceleration rate to consider

• Jan 13th 2010, 04:46 AM
Calculating time taken when given an acceleration rate to consider
Hi,

I have a problem where I need to calculate how long it will take to get to a certain fix when given these factors:

Original speed
Acceleration rate per second
Target speed
Distance

For example if I need to get somewhere which is 100 miles away and my current speed is 50mph and target speed is 100mph and the acceleration speed is 10m per second...

Does anybody have an idea of a solution to solve this problem in a neat formula.. If not neat then solve it full stop.

• Jan 14th 2010, 02:29 AM
BabyMilo
Quote:

Hi,

I have a problem where I need to calculate how long it will take to get to a certain fix when given these factors:

Original speed
Acceleration rate per second
Target speed
Distance

For example if I need to get somewhere which is 100 miles away and my current speed is 50mph and target speed is 100mph and the acceleration speed is 10m per second...

Does anybody have an idea of a solution to solve this problem in a neat formula.. If not neat then solve it full stop.

does that mean you pass the 100miles at 100mph or your final speed at the 100miles = 0 ?
• Jan 14th 2010, 02:57 AM
You pass the final at 100mph you do not need to slow down.

Thanks
• Jan 14th 2010, 05:42 AM
BabyMilo
Quote:

Hi,

I have a problem where I need to calculate how long it will take to get to a certain fix when given these factors:

Original speed
Acceleration rate per second
Target speed
Distance

For example if I need to get somewhere which is 100 miles away and my current speed is 50mph and target speed is 100mph and the acceleration speed is 10m per second...

Does anybody have an idea of a solution to solve this problem in a neat formula.. If not neat then solve it full stop.