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# How is kinetic energy and momentum similar?

Updated: 8/11/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

Kinetic energy is the energy possessed by an object due to its movement

or motion. Momentum on the other hand, is the quantity of motion of an

object that is a product of its mass and velocity.

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Kinetic Energy = 1/2 M V2kg-m2/s2 (Newton-meter = Joule)

Momentum = M V kg-m/s (Newton-second)

Numerical Difference = (1/2 M V2) - (M V) = (M V) x (1/2V -1) .

Wiki User

9y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

Kinetic Energy = KE = (mv^2)/2

momentum = P = mv

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Any object contain kinetic energy. This energy increases by momentum.

If you hold a bullet, then it has got kinetic energy.

When you drop it to the ground, this kinetic energy is released.

By shooting the bullet out with a gun, the momentum increases the bullets kinetic energy drastically.

It is in a way not the bullet that kills. it is the momentum of it that makes it a killer.

Regards.

Wiki User

13y ago

Kinetic energy is the energy created by movement. Momentum is the power that something gains through movement i.e pushing off the ground builds momentum. The movement of a ball rolling down a hill creates kinetic energy.

Wiki User

13y ago

Both depend on velocity; both depend on mass.

Wiki User

10y ago

Kinetic energy = (momentum) x (1/2 of speed)