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Kinetic Energy Definition

Definition of Kinetic Energy

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Newton's cradle is a classic toy that shows conservation of energy.

Newton's cradle is a classic toy that shows kinetic and potential energy as well as conservation of energy.

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Kinetic Energy Definition: Kinetic energy is the energy an object possesses due to its motion. An object of mass m moving at velocity v has a kinetic energy equal to ½mv2.

Example: An example of kinetic energy is a swinging pendulum.

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