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Re: Does a vehicle moving along a road have energy and how do you calculate it?

Date: Thu Sep 6 08:10:52 2001
Posted By: Dan Mayer, Post-doc/Fellow, Mathematics and Theoretical and Particle Physics, I am currently out of work.
Area of science: Physics
ID: 998340942.Ph

Energy has no direction, it is a 'scalar' quantity.
The kinetic energy (energy due to movement) is calculated by k.e. = 0.5 * 
mass * (velocity squared).

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