NotesonWorkKineticEnergyTheo

NotesonWorkKineticEnergyTheo - NOTES ON KINETIC ENERGY AND...

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NOTES ON KINETIC ENERGY AND WORK-ENERGY THEOREM 2 1 2 Km v = Kinetic Energy net f i wK KK =− = Work-Energy Theorem a) Kinetic energy is energy associated with the motion of a particle. b) The SI unit of KE is the joule (J). c) The Work-Energy Theorem is valid even when the net force is not constant! d) The Work-Energy Theorem is valid only for particle-like objects. e) If work is done on a system and the only change in the system is in its speed, the work done by the net force equals the change in KE of the system!
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PHYS 151 taught by Professor Nassir,m during the Fall '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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