Kinetic energy and particle motion

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Lusin_Yengibaryan_3B
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Kinetic energy and particle motion

Postby Lusin_Yengibaryan_3B » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:18 pm

The last lecture on 1/22/21 brought up a question out of curiosity.
Does anyone know how kinetic energy is related to temperature? How is it related to particle motion?

Joyce Pang 2H
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Re: Kinetic energy and particle motion

Postby Joyce Pang 2H » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:44 pm

The higher the temperature of a particle, the more kinetic energy it has, which is directly related to the motion of said particle-- kinetic-molecular theory

Tanner Bartyczak 1K
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Re: Kinetic energy and particle motion

Postby Tanner Bartyczak 1K » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:20 am

Joyce is correct. Heat is just the kinetic energy of particles. Higher heat = Higher Kinetic Energy (at the molecular level).

Gwirnowski 3B
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Re: Kinetic energy and particle motion

Postby Gwirnowski 3B » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:50 pm

Kinetic energy is the measure of the energy particles have due to their motion. Temperature influences this motion as higher heats speed up particles and cold temperatures slow down particles. This gives temperature a direct correlation to kinetic energy and particle motion.

Gian Boco 2G
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Re: Kinetic energy and particle motion

Postby Gian Boco 2G » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:24 am

Temperature is commonly defined as the average kinetic energy of the molecules. This derives from the increase of heat and temperature as the observed molecules move fast and increase their speed.


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