Translational Kinetic Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Translational kinetic energy, abbreviated as \(KE_t\), is the energy an object has because of its motion from one place to another, it does not matter if it is rotating.

 

Formulas that use Translational Kinetic Energy

\(\large{ KE_t = \frac {1}{2}\; m \; v^2 }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ KE_r }\) = translational kinetic energy

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity

 

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