The formula for average kinetic energy is one-half the mass times the square of the velocity. Using mathematical notation, the formula can be written as KE_avg = 1/2 x m x v^2, where KE_avg is the average kinetic energy,... More »

The kinetic molecular theory defines gas particles as those that are tiny and display random, straight line motion, according to the University of California. The particles demonstrate quick and continuous motion and col... More »

Temperature is directly proportional to the average kinetic energy of the molecules in a substance. If the degree of motion of the molecules inside an object doubles, the temperature will also double. More »

The advantages of kinetic energy include the ability to produce renewable energy, the availability of being an abundant resource and the effectiveness of being exponentially proportional to its velocity, as detailed by t... More »

The following formula is used to determine rotational kinetic energy: 1/2(Iw^2). This equation is similar to the one used to determine kinetic energy in linear form, which is 1/2mv^2. More » Science Physics Motion & Mechanics

An object's gravitational potential energy is equal to the product of the object's mass times the gravitational field strength times its height (PEgrav = mass * gravity * height). The strength of Earth's gravitational fi... More »

The formula for kinetic energy is K.E. = 1/2 mv2, where "m" stands for mass and "v" stands for velocity. Kinetic energy is typically measured in units of Joules, and 1 Joule is equal to 1 kilogram-meters squared per seco... More »