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How do you increase the amount of kinetic energy?

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04/27/2010

The kinetic energy, Ek, of a body of mass, m, travelling at a speed, v, is given by;

Ek = 1/2 mv2

Ek can be increased by either increasing the mass of the object (but the additional mass must also travel at speed, v), or by increasing its speed. It is normally more practical to increase the speed of the object.