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Kinetic Energy Equation

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sharma deepak
Kinetic Energy Equation
Kinetic energy is the energy of motion.
An object that has motion - whether it is vertical or
horizontal motion - has kinetic energy.
There are many forms of kinetic energy - vibrational
(the energy due to...
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Kinetic Energy Equation

Kinetic energy is the energy of motion.

An object that has motion - whether it is vertical or

horizontal motion - has kinetic energy.

There are many forms of kinetic energy - vibrational

(the energy due to vibrational motion), rotational (the energy due to rotational motion), and

translational (the energy due to motion from one location to another).

To keep matters simple,

we will focus upon translational kinetic energy.

The amount of translational kinetic energy

(from here on, the phrase kinetic energy will refer to translational kinetic energy) that an object

has depends upon two variables: the mass (m) of the object and the speed (v) of the object.

The following equation is used to represent the kinetic energy (KE) of an object.

This equation reveals that the kinetic energy of an object is directly proportional to the square

of its speed.

That means that for a twofold increase in speed, the kinetic energy will increase

by a factor of four.

For a three
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