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kinetic energy, K.E.(noun)
the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its motion
The energy possessed by an object because of its motion, equal to one half the mass of the body times the square of its velocity.
Origin: From + .
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy which it possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity. Having gained this energy during its acceleration, the body maintains this kinetic energy unless its speed changes. The same amount of work is done by the body in decelerating from its current speed to a state of rest. In classical mechanics, the kinetic energy of a non-rotating object of mass m traveling at a speed v is ½ mv². In relativistic mechanics, this is only a good approximation when v is much less than the speed of light.
Translations for kinetic energy
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- energia cinèticaCatalan, Valencian
- kinetische EnergieGerman
- kineta energioEsperanto
- energía cinéticaSpanish
- liike-energia, kineettinen energiaFinnish
- énergie cinétiqueFrench
- kinetikus energiaHungarian
- 운동 에너지Korean
- kinētiskā enerģijaLatvian
- bevegelsesenergi, kinetisk energiNorwegian
- energia cinéticaPortuguese
- energie cineticăRomanian
- кинетическая энергияRussian
- rörelseenergi, kinetisk energiSwedish
- 動能, động năngVietnamese
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