Kinetic Energy

The energy that a body possesses solely because it is moving.
m = mass of the body, [kg]
v = velocity of the body, [ms-1]

Historical Notes
1829 The term 'kinetic energy' is used for the first time.

See also: Energy, Energy Storage, Gravitational Potential Energy, Inelastic, Potential Energy, Relativistic Kinetic Energy, Rotational Kinetic Energy.

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Subjects: Classical Mechanics