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Define the term kinetic energy. Give one example of a body which possesses kinetic energy. - Physics

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Define the term kinetic energy. Give one example of a body which possesses kinetic energy.

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Solution

  • The energy of a body in motion is called its kinetic energy.
  • It is defined as follows:
    Kinetic energy of a body is the energy possessed by it due to its state of motion. Actually, it is the work done on the body bringing it to the state of motion.
  • In short form, it is written as K.E. or K.
  • Example: In a swinging pendulum moving to and fro, the bob has the kinetic energy.
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Selina Concise Physics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 4 Energy
Short/Long Answer questions | Q 22 | Page 78
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