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Kinetic Energy Formula

The energy possessed by a body due to its motion is called kinetic energy.

Kinetic Energy Formula is given by
Kinetic Energy Formula
m = mass of the body,
 v is the velocity with which body is moving.

The Kinetic energy is expressed in Kgm2/s2.

Kinetic energy formula is used to calculate the mass, velocity or Kinetic energy of the body if any of the two quantities are given.

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Kinetic Energy Problems

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Below are problems on Kinetic energy which helps you to understand where you can use these problems.

Solved Examples

Question 1: A car is moving with the velocity of 10 m/s and is having mass of 250 Kg. Calculate its Kinetic energy?
Given: Mass of the body m = 250 Kg,
          Velocity v = 10 m/s,
Kinetic energy is given by K.E = $\frac{1}{2}$ mv2
                                            = $\frac{1}{2}$ $\times$ 250 Kg (10 m/s)2
                                            = 12500 Kgm2/s2.

Question 2: A man is carrying a trolley of mass 6 Kg and having Kinetic energy of 40 J. Calculate its Velocity with which he is running?
Given: Mass m = 6 Kg,
          Kinetic energy K.E = 60 J,
          Velocity v = $\sqrt{\frac{2 K.E}{m}}$
                         = $\sqrt{\frac{2 \times 40 J}{6 Kg}}$
= $\sqrt{13.33}$
                         = 3.65 m/s.
The man is running with the velocity of 3.65 m/s.


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