kinetic energy is linearly proportional to speed.

a) true

b) false

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- Aug 16th 2006, 10:40 AMbabygirlkinetic energy
kinetic energy is linearly proportional to speed.

a) true

b) false - Aug 16th 2006, 11:29 AMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**babygirl**

$\displaystyle e=\frac{1}{2}mv^2$

If they are linearly proportional you are impliying,

$\displaystyle \frac{\frac{1}{2}mv^2}{v}=\frac{1}{2}mv=\mbox{ konstant}$

Therefore, it is right to say,

"kinetic energy is directly proportional to the square of speed"