Specific kinetic energy

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Specific kinetic energy
Common symbols ke, or ek
SI unit J/kg, or m2/s2
Derivations from
other quantities
ek = ½v2

Specific kinetic energy is kinetic energy of an object per unit of mass.

It is defined as  \begin{matrix} e_k = \frac{1}{2} \end{matrix} v^2 .

Where e_k is the specific kinetic energy and v is velocity. It has units of J/kg, which is equivalent to m2/s2.