Kinetic energy:

$\overline{){\mathbf{K}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{2}}{{\mathbf{mv}}}^{{\mathbf{2}}}}$

K_{0} = (1/2)mv^{2}

An object speed is increased by a factor of three. What does this do to its kinetic energy?

a) the kinetic energy increases by a factor of three

b) the kinetic energy increases by a factor of two

c) the kinetic energy increases by more than a factor of three

d) the kinetic energy cannot be determined

e) the kinetic energy increases, but less than by a factor of two

f) It does not affect the kinetic energy

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