# What Is kinetic energy?? How will you explain this. Write its characteristics

The energy possessed by a body when it is in the state of motion is termed as its kinetic energy.

kinetic energy of a body depends on its mass and its speed.

Its mathematical formulation is $K.E.=\frac{1}{2}m{v}^{2}$

When our body is in motion, for example when we run or walk the energy possessed by our body is the kinetic energy at that point of time.

Characteristics:

1. More the mass, more will be the kinetic energy.

2. More the velocity , more will be the kinetic energy.

3. It can transferred into any forms of energy.

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