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Kinetic energy

Kinetic Energy is a term used to describe energy from the motion of an object; given by mv2, where m is the mass of the object and v is its velocity. Kinetic energy is used for example in watches, movements from the wrist or arm produce kinetic energy. This energy makes precise high-quality mechanical watches run with high precision. Kinetic energy is regarded high-grade sources of energy and provide the most organized forms of energy and low-grade sources are the least organized. The higher grades include the kinetic energy of moving matter, gravitational potential energy, and electrical energy. These can be converted with small losses. Larger losses occur when the lower forms are converted.

Sources: Dictionary of energy efficiency technologies by Michael F. Hordeski. Published by Fairmont Press, Inc.


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