Kinetic Energy

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energy PE KE MEKinetic energy, abbreviated as KE, is the energy an object possesses by virtue of its motion.  If it moves, it has kinetic energy.


Kinetic Energy Types

  • Mechanical Energy  -  The sum of the change in kinetic energy and potential energy generating from the force of gravity, external forces or the movement released in machine movement.
  • Radiant Energy (electromagnetic)  -  Energy transmitted without the movement of mass.
  • Sound Energy  -  Energy that we can hear.  It is a type of kinetic energy that moves through the air and other matter in the form of sound waves.


Kinetic energy formula

\(\large{ KE = \frac{1}{2} \;  m \; v^2  }\)
Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ KE }\) = kinetic energy \(\large{ lbf-ft }\) \(\large{J}\)
\(\large{ m }\) = mass \(\large{lbm}\) \(\large{kg}\)
\(\large{ v }\) = velocity \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)


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