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• # Kinetic energy

Posted by on April 18, 2024 at 2:20 pm

What is kinetic energy?

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• ### Elvira

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April 18, 2024 at 2:22 pm
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Kinetic energy is the energy that an object possesses by virtue of being in motion. It is the energy that an object has due to its motion. The formula for kinetic energy is:

Kinetic Energy = 1/2 * m * v^2

Where:

m is the mass of the object

v is the velocity of the object

The more mass an object has and the faster it is moving, the greater its kinetic energy will be. Kinetic energy is a scalar quantity, meaning it has magnitude but no direction. Objects can possess kinetic energy when they are in linear motion, rotational motion, or a combination of both. Understanding kinetic energy is important in many areas of physics and engineering, as it helps explain and predict the behavior of moving objects.

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