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kinetic energy


The pendulum repeatedly converts potential energy to kinetic energy and then back.
  the energy a moving object has because of its motion
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Strongly Associated with:   potential energy
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  • The pendulum repeatedly converts potential energy to kinetic energy and then back.
  • His heart still pounded its familiar, steady rhythm, but the blood being pushed through his veins seemed to thrum under her touch with the kinetic energy of a fire just about to catch.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Unable to stop grinning, she ran her words together with kinetic energy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • And I didn’t know that the enthalpy decrease in a converging passage could be transformed into jet kinetic energy if a divergent passage was added.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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  • It seemed to her that some destroyer was moving soundlessly through the country and the lights were dying at his touch-someone, she thought bitterly, who had reversed the principle of the Twentieth Century motor and was now turning kinetic energy into static.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • At all other times her body seemed to obey the physical law that kinetic energy increases mass.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The toe of her boot shot up with full force and was transformed into kinetic energy in his crotch with a pressure of about 1,700 pounds per square inch.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • They were kinetic energy weapons.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • She is gliding down the antebellum tree-lined lanes of White Columns, one microplantation after another, still coasting on the residual kinetic energy boost that originated in the fuel in Studley the Teenager’s gas tank.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy is what drives the roller coaster, and all of the kinetic energy you need for the ride is present once the coaster descends the first hill… Once you’re underway, different types of wheels help keep the ride smooth.
    Annenberg Learner  --  Amusement Park Physics

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  • The conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy is what drives the roller coaster, and all of the kinetic energy you need for the ride is present once the coaster descends the first hill… Once you’re underway, different types of wheels help keep the ride smooth.
    Annenberg Learner (Foundation)  --  Amusement Park Physics - Rollercoaster Pages
  • Kinetic energy as it hits is 6.25 x 10^12 joules—over six trillion joules.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Electrical energy carried to the cars from the grid is converted to kinetic energy, some of which is converted to heat.
    Annenberg Learner  --  Amusement Park Physics
  • The conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy is what drives the roller coaster, and all of the kinetic energy you need for the ride is present once the coaster descends the first hill… Once you’re underway, different types of wheels help keep the ride smooth.
    Annenberg Learner  --  Amusement Park Physics
  • A Swedish engineer, Carl Gustav De Laval, had shown that by adding a divergent passage to a converging nozzle (one that necked down to a narrow throat) the expansion of the fluid (or gas) coming out of the throat would be transformed into jet kinetic energy.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy is what drives the roller coaster, and all of the kinetic energy you need for the ride is present once the coaster descends the first hill… Once you’re underway, different types of wheels help keep the ride smooth.
    Annenberg Learner (Foundation)  --  Amusement Park Physics - Rollercoaster Pages
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Associated words [difficulty]:   kinetic energy [7] , potential energy [8] , potential energy [8] , nuclear energy [9]
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