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Kinetic energy

Kinetic energy
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The cars of a roller coaster reach their maximum kinetic energy when at the bottom of their path. When they start rising, the kinetic energy begins to be converted to gravitational potential energy. The sum of kinetic and potential energy in the system remains constant, ignoring losses to friction.
Common symbols
KE, Ek, or T
SI unit joule (J)
Derivations from
other quantities

Ek = ½mv2

Ek = Et+Er