Kinetic Energy of a Rolling Object

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Kinematics

KE rolling sphere

Rolling kinetic energy, abbreviated as \(KE_{rolling}\), is the sum of translational kinetic energy and rotational kinetic energy.


Kinetic Energy of a Rolling Object formula

\(\large{ KE_{rolling} = \frac {1}{2}\; m \; v_{cm}^2  + \frac {1}{2}\; I_{cm} \; \omega^2  }\)   


\(\large{ KE_{rolling} }\) = rolling kinetic energy

\(\large{ \omega }\)  (Greek symbol omega) = angular velocity

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ I _{cm}}\) = moment of inertia center of mass

\(\large{ v_{cm} }\) = velocity center of mass without slipping


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