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What has the greatest influence on Kinetic Energy?

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10/12/2010

Speed has the greatest influence on kinetic energy. However, we must not ignore the principle of conservation of energy. For example, when a ball is thrown from a height, the energy change is from gravitational potential energy to kinetic energy. Thus, height will determine kinetic energy. If the ball is thrown from rest, the initial speed will give rise to kinetic energy.