The first equation is solving for final velocity where as the second is solving for force ... probably the force of hitting the ground. Thats what I think at least. I`m probably wrong.

it`s not the (final velocity = initial velocity + acceleration(9.81m/s^2) * time) that kills you, it`s the ( force = momentum * change in velocity / change in time). fall/stop.

it`s not math, its physics. those are the formulas for final velocity and for force...its saying its not the velocity youre moving at that kills you, its the force that you hit the ground with

The first equation is for your final speed at the moment of impact (the fall). The second equation is for the force that you will hit with (the sudden stop at the end)

The equation for velocity (the first equation) does not account for the mass of the object, without mass there can be no force. Therefore, if you had no mass your brains wouldn`t splatter at impact. However, you do have mass and therefore your brains will splatter at impact. That`s the joke, not very funny really.

@Crayola96 No, the first equation is velocity, not calculating speed. Speed and velocity are fundamentally different. Speed does not account for direction, velocity does. The second equation is force, not velocity. That`s what the big "F" means.

I understand that you are retarded. the second equation solves for net force. its the mass times velocity over time that kills you. its the force that kills you.

I Norwegian the word "fart" = "speed" in english, and the word "smell" = "impact". That`s why we always say: "It`s not the fart that kills you. It`s the smell...

I`m from sweden we say that to, it`s way funnier then some math joke...

It`s not the fall that kills you, it`s the sudden stop at the end.

First equation is for the final velocity at impact. Second equation is for the force of impact, determined by the change in velocity over the change in time, multiplied by the mass. Large change in velocity over a short period of time (ie sudden stop) = big force.

Its not the final velocity that kills you (initial velocity + (acceleration x time))its the force of impact (mass x (change in velocity/change in time)

"It`s not plunging down in the direction the V`s are pointing that kills you, it`s landing on those sharp triangles at the bottom and screaming `Fuuuu...`"

Physics concepts are represented by mathematical equations. Don`t you see mathematical equations? I don`t understand how someone can say that this is not mathematics, it`s algebra in its simplest form.

It bugs me that they used T instead of t in the second equation and V instead of v in both, it looks like they`re saying Force = mass*(change in Volume/change in Temperature).

Velocity of a falling object is equal to the initial velocity of the object, plus the altitude of the object and the time it takes the object to fall. The force of impact is equal to the mass of the object times the Velocity of the object over the rate of time.

Its final velocity = initial velocity + acceleration (usually gravity) x time. And Force = mass * change in velocity / change in time (aka acceleration, F=ma)

Pretty easy, the final velocity is equal to your initial one plus what you accelerate in a period of time. In other words, if you are a dot in space, and you start to accelerate, i can measure your speed at any time. The second one is force thats generated by your mass times the acceleration you have, the more acceleration, the more force youll apply. Still, for this joke, they could have gone a bit further away, including terminal velocity, volume, mass, etc. Poor joke

@Sathon: The Delt(T) confused me for half a second. After seeing the `t` and then seeing a "T" my mind instinctively referenced thermodynamics and assigned delt(T) to change in temperature. Then I scratched my head and said "Whaaa?". Oooooh ... TIME again :-)

Sahton...so I didn`t get this. Graduated from high school with honors. Now I`m in a liberal arts college, one of the top 100 in the nation. You are trollin`!!!

first equation is to figure velocity and the second one is to measure force. it`s not the velocity that kills you its the force, or in original sayings, it`s not the fall that kills you, it`s that impact at the end.

Wow guys. Half of y`all have no clue what`s going on. The first equation is just an equation to figure out velocity with a given initial velocity and acceleration and time. The second equation measures the amount of force, or time to slow down an object which weighs mass, m, and is traveling at velocity, v. Basically the heavier of an object you are, the more time or force it takes to slow you down (without getting hurt) sooo don`t jump off a damn building.

Simple Physics: It`s not the final velocity (speed) that kills you, it`s the force of the ground decelerating you. Force = mass * acceleration, and acceleration is change in velocity over change in time (hence the triangle v over triangle t)

Geez, look at how many "math geeks" are failing at this one. "F" people, not A. It`s the FORCE of the impact. Yes, it is due to the acceleration. Technically it is the "impulse" that kills you.

actually its not the change in velocity that kills you, but the uneven change in velocity. if your gut decelerates faster than your pack, then you will be squished

It would probably be better described as the "jerk" function (the derivative of acceleration) which forms a characteristic and easily identifiable inflection point near the end of the otherwise-flat acceleration curve.

- OK, which one of you mathletes can figure this joke out for the rest of us dummies?
AKA falling doesn`t hurt you, but hitting the ground does.

but Force = mass x acceleration (or change in speed over time) is what affects what force you`d feel from falling

hows that for math...

First equation is your velocity.

Second equation is the force of hitting the ground.

i guess IAB should take a common sense class

Therefore, as others have already said, its not the speed of the fall that will kill you, its the force at which you fall.

I understand that you are retarded. the second equation solves for net force.

its the mass times velocity over time that kills you. its the force that kills you.

mitochondria. lol

its the

That`s why we always say: "It`s not the fart that kills you. It`s the smell..."

SUCK IT CHINA!

I Norwegian the word "fart" = "speed" in english, and the word "smell" = "impact".

That`s why we always say: "It`s not the fart that kills you. It`s the smell...

I`m from sweden we say that to, it`s way funnier then some math joke...

I totally got this. The animation made me think of Portal, which is ironic since there is no fall damage in portal, even at terminal velocity.

i remember studying those formulas a few years ago, i kinda miss it, it was kinda fun...

It`s not the fall that kills you, it`s the sudden stop at the end.

First equation is for the final velocity at impact. Second equation is for the force of impact, determined by the change in velocity over the change in time, multiplied by the mass. Large change in velocity over a short period of time (ie sudden stop) = big force.

The second one is force thats generated by your mass times the acceleration you have, the more acceleration, the more force youll apply.

Still, for this joke, they could have gone a bit further away, including terminal velocity, volume, mass, etc. Poor joke

its not even that complicated, nothing compared to some of the posts recently on here

As a side note, why does the second equation use a capital T for time (whereas the first one uses a lower case t as it should)? Inconsistency much?

Okay, what did I win?

I nearly failed high school physics, and I still understand it.

However, upon getting it, all I can think of it Portal...

"Speedy thing go in. Speedy thing come out."

physics is based on math...

The first equation is just an equation to figure out velocity with a given initial velocity and acceleration and time.

The second equation measures the amount of force, or time to slow down an object which weighs mass, m, and is traveling at velocity, v.

Basically the heavier of an object you are, the more time or force it takes to slow you down (without getting hurt) sooo don`t jump off a damn building.

Not funny. I could just as easily say it`s not the acceleration but the impact force on internal organs.

Or not even that... it`s the lack of tensile strength in organ tissue

Or it just shows that you got a Highschool education...

Who doesn`t gets this?

F = force m= mass V=velocity T=time

On the contrary; intelligence is sexy.

Isn`t that a song by The Ceasars?

It`s not the final velocity (speed) that kills you, it`s the force of the ground decelerating you. Force = mass * acceleration, and acceleration is change in velocity over change in time (hence the triangle v over triangle t)

Is IAB retarded or something?

Well some of our schools sucked at science education, like mine.

Someone congratulate me! Please! I need validation from the internet!

What the symbols mean:

velocity final = velocity initial + acceleration times time

force = mass times change in velocity over change in time

Literal translation:

It`s not the downward speed that kills you, it`s the force.

Actual translation:

It`s not the fall that kills you, it`s the sudden stop at the end.

But I did gather that V is velocity and F is probably force. Plus the fact that there`s an obvious diagram of a guy falling. It`s rather intuitive.