# Kinetic Energy

**Formula:**`KE = 0.5 * mass * velocity^2`

## Introduction to Kinetic Energy Calculator

Kinetic energy is the energy that an object possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its current velocity. In this formula, ** KE** represents the kinetic energy,

**is the mass of the object, and**

*mass***is its velocity. The kinetic energy is expressed in joules (J), provided that mass is in kilograms (kg) and velocity in meters per second (m/s).**

*velocity*## Parameter usage:

`mass`

= mass of the object in kg`velocity`

= velocity of the object in m/s

## Example valid values:

`mass`

= 2 kg`velocity`

= 3 m/s

## Output:

`kineticEnergy`

= kinetic energy of the object in joules

## Data validation

The mass and velocity should be greater than zero.

## Summary

This calculator determines the kinetic energy of an object in motion, taking into account its mass and velocity.

Tags: Kinematics, Kinetic Energy, Physics