Problem: Calculate the kinetic energy, in joules of a 1260-kg automobile moving at 18.0 m/s.

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We’re being asked to calculate the kinetic energy of a moving automobile.


To calculate for Kinetic Energy (K.E.), we’re going to use the following equation:

K.E.=12mv2

Ekinetic energy = J
m = mass, in kg
v = velocity of the e- = m/s


Given:

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Calculate the kinetic energy, in joules of a 1260-kg automobile moving at 18.0 m/s.

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