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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
Globular Cluster (GC)
Gravitational Collapse
Hamiltonian
Hardness
Jeans Length
Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution
Neutron Scattering
Neutron Spectrometer
Neutron Star
Particle Spectrometer
Potential Energy (PE)
Relativistic Energy
Relativistic Momentum
Shock Wave
Superluminous Supernova (SLSN)
Solar Wind
Temperature
VHE
Virial Parameter
Virial Theorem

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