Kinetic Energy

What is Kinetic energy?

"It is the energy of motion. An object that has motion - whether it is vertical or horizontal motion - has kinetic energy. There are many forms of kinetic energy - vibrational (the energy due to vibrational motion), rotational (the energy due to rotational motion), and translational (the energy due to motion from one location to another). To keep matters simple, we will focus upon translational kinetic energy. The amount of translational kinetic energy (from here on, the phrase kinetic energy will refer to translational kinetic energy) that an object has depends upon two variables: the mass (m) of the object and the speed (v) of the object. The following equation is used to represent the kinetic energy (KE) of an object."

KE = 1/2*m*v^2

where m = mass of object

v = speed of object

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The two girls that are in the air currently are getting ready to transfer the kinetic energy into potential energy.
The girl that has her feet on the trampoline is transferring potential into kinetic.
Awesome job girls on conserving energy!!

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