# How to Find Initial Velocity

Velocity is a function of time and defined by both a magnitude and a direction. [1] Often in physics problems, you will need to calculate the initial velocity (speed and direction) at which an object in question began to travel. There are multiple equations that can be used to determine initial velocity. Using the information given in a problem, you can determine the proper equation to use and easily answer your question.

## Steps Edit

### Method One of Four:

Finding Initial Velocity with Final Velocity, Acceleration, and Time[2] Edit

### Method Two of Four:

Finding Initial Velocity with Distance, Time, and Acceleration[3] Edit

### Method Three of Four:

Finding Initial Velocity with Final Velocity, Acceleration, and Distance [4] Edit

### Method Four of Four:

Finding Initial Velocity with Final Velocity, Time, and Distance [5] Edit