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Kinetic Energy is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity.

Kinetic Energy

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**K =1/2*m*v2**

The energy possessed by a body because of its motion, equal to one half the mass of the body times the square of its speed.

**Kinetic Energy**

**K =1/2*m*v2**

Kinetic energy is the energy possessed by a system or object as a result of its motion. The kinetic energy of objects with mass is dependent upon the velocity and mass of the object, while the energy of waves depends on their velocity, frequency, and amplitude, as well as the density of the medium if there is one (as with ocean waves).

**Example:**

Calculate the Kinetic Energy K for the given mass 23 kg and 23 meters/second.

**Solution:**

K = 1/2*m*v2

K= 1/2*23*232

K= 6083.5 joule