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Kinetic Energy

Last updated: May 28, 2018

What Does Kinetic Energy Mean?

Kinetic energy is defined as the energy of motion with regard to its movement or the movements of its particles. Kinetic energy is the work required to accelerate mass from its resting position to its current velocity. After gaining this kinetic energy during acceleration it keeps this energy unless its speed changes. The work required to generate kinetic energy coms from another energy source.

Safeopedia Explains Kinetic Energy

All movement requires kinetic energy, thus kinetic energy is important to humans since we require movement to satisfy our basic needs. Therefore, we must know how to generate kinetic energy. In thermodynamics and the laws of energy conservation we learn how one form of energy can be transferred to another and how we can generate kinetic energy from heat, chemical, gravitational, and electrical energy.


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