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kinetic energy

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Definition the energy a moving object has because of its motion
  • A large ball may not fall faster than a small one, but it has more kinetic energy.
kinetic energy = the energy a moving object has because of its motion
  • The pendulum repeatedly converts potential energy to kinetic energy and then back.
  • kinetic energy = the energy a moving object has because of its motion
  • 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
  • kinetic energy = the energy a moving object has because of its motion
  • 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
  • Unable to stop grinning, she ran her words together with kinetic energy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • At all other times her body seemed to obey the physical law that kinetic energy increases mass.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Kinetic energy as it hits is 6.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • They were kinetic energy weapons.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • At that point, it doesn't matter how much kinetic energy they have leaving the gun.
    Ann Leckie  --  Ancillary Justice
  • 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 boy is kinetic energy.
    Nicola Yoon  --  Everything, Everything
  • CAROLINE STOOD AT THE BUS STOP NEAR THE CORNER OF Forbes and Braddock, watching the kinetic energy of the children on the playground, their happy shouts lifting up over the steady roar of the traffic.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • 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
  • 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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