Kinetic Energy Calculator
Kinetic energy is the energy of mass in motion. An object that has motion – whether it is vertical or horizontal motion – has kinetic energy.
Kinetic energy is a scalar quantity i.e. Kinetic energy does not have any direction
Types of Kinetic Energy
|Mechanical Energy||Motion of macroscopic objects||machines, muscles, projectiles, wind, flowing water, ocean waves, sound, etc.|
|Thermal energy||Random motion of microscopic particles of (molecules, atoms, ions)||Heat, fire, geothermal, etc.|
|Electrical energy||bulk flow of charges(electrons, protons, ions)||household current, AC and DC circuits, lightning, etc.|
|Electromagnetic radiation||disturbance propagating through electric and magnetic fields(classical physics) or the motion of photons (modern physics)||Radio waves, microwaves, infrared, light, ultraviolet, x rays, gamma rays|
Kinetic energy of a moving body is equal to one-half the product of its mass and the square of its velocity
K.E.(J) = 1/2 * mass(kg)[m] * Velocity2(m/s)[v]
Determine the kinetic energy of a 1000 kg car that is moving with a speed of 18 m/s?
K.E = 0.5 * (1000(kg)) * (18(m/s))2
K.E. = 1.62*105 Joules
The standard unit of measurement for kinetic energy is the Joule. 1 Joule is equivalent to 1 kg*(m/s)2