The Kinetic Energy calculator computes the kinetic energy (KE) required to change the velocity of a object of a certain mass (m) from an initial velocity (V1) to a final velocity (V2).
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the preferred units and enter the following:
Kinetic Energy (KE): The calculator returns the energy in joules. However this can be automatically converted to other energy units via the pull-down menu.
This is a formula for Kinetic Energy (KE). Kinetic Energy is a scalar quantity. This equation uses as inputs the mass (`m`) and values for magnitude of its velocity (`V`).
Kinetic energy can be assigned a value knowing only the mass of the body and the magnitude of its instantaneous velocity relative to a specified coordinate frame, without regard for how this velocity was attained. Hence, kinetic energy is a property of the body. Since kinetic energy is associated with the body as a whole, it is an extensive property.