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Kinetic Energy

(KE)
(an object's energy due to its motion)

Kinetic Energy is the energy an object has due to its motion. Classical formula:

      1
ke = ——— mv²
      2

Relativistic:

          mc²
ke = ————————————— — mc²
      √ 1 - v²/c²

Thermal Energy, the energy due to a substance's Temperature, is kinetic energy: on a microscopic scale, it is the energy of the movement of Particles.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_energy

Referenced by:
Binding Energy
Boltzmann Constant (k)
Boltzmann Equation
Carbon (C)
Compton Scattering
Cosmic Rays (CR)
Dense Core
Dynamo
Electron Capture
Endothermic Reaction
Fusion
Gravitational Collapse
Hamiltonian
Hardness
Jeans Length
Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution
Neutron Scattering
Neutron Star
Potential Energy (PE)
Relativistic Energy
Relativistic Momentum
Shock Wave
Superluminous Supernova (SLSN)
Solar Wind
Temperature
VHE
Virial Parameter
Virial Theorem

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