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ki·net·ic en·er·gy (K),

the energy of motion.

kinetic energy (KE)

Etymology: Gk, kinesis, motion, energeia
the energy possessed by an object by virtue of its motion. It is expressed by the formula KE = (½)mv2, where m represents the mass of the object and v is its velocity.

ki·net·ic en·er·gy

(ki-net'ik en'ĕr-jē)
The energy of motion.

kinetic energy,

n a property of a particle that describes the energy of motion and directly correlates with the particle's rate of motion. For example, transfer of gaseous particles is an important factor in the field of aromatherapy.


pertaining to or producing motion.

kinetic energy
the energy of motion.
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The E = 0 wavefunction will always have a last node associated with the number of bound states in the potential (see Appendix A), and this nodal position does not change significantly for wavefunctions with kinetic energies below 1 mK.
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