Secondary IV • 2yr.

What is the kinetic energy calculation

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Secondary IV • 2yr.

What is the kinetic energy calculation

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Kinetic energy is the energy of motion. Therefore, in order to calculate it, we must consider the mass and the speed of the object.

Therefore, the formula is the following :

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where Ek = kinetic energy (J), m = mass (kg) and v = speed (m/s)

Therefore, if an object goes at the same speed but we double its mass, its kinetic energy will double as well.

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