calculating kinetic energy


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Vikramjeet Gill 1C
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calculating kinetic energy

Postby Vikramjeet Gill 1C » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:19 pm

For the equation Ek=1/2(M)(V^2)
M stands for the mass of the electron, is the unit for that mass suppose to be in grams or kilograms for this equation?

marisaimbroane1J
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Re: calculating kinetic energy

Postby marisaimbroane1J » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:12 pm

The standard units are kg, so I think your mass should be in kg. The mass of an electron is 9.11x10^-31 kg; so I think that is the number that should be used in the equation.

ariellasarkissian_3H
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Re: calculating kinetic energy

Postby ariellasarkissian_3H » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:09 pm

Mass will be in kg, because that is the standard SI unit!

michelle
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Re: calculating kinetic energy

Postby michelle » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:28 am

That should be kg. We use SI units in all equations.

Vy Lu 2B
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Re: calculating kinetic energy

Postby Vy Lu 2B » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:53 am

The unit is supposed to be in kg, as that is the standard SI unit.

Harshita Talkad 4L
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Re: calculating kinetic energy

Postby Harshita Talkad 4L » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:58 pm

We would use kg in the equation because it is the standard SI unit. Most equations will use base SI units.


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