Define The Term Kinetic Energy

Define the term kinetic energy. Give one example of a body which possesses kinetic energy.


The energy of a body in motion is called its kinetic energy. It is defined as follows :
Kinetic energy of a body is the energy possessed by it due to its state of motion.
Actually, it is the work done on the body bringing it to the state of motion. In short form it is written as K.E. or K.
Example : In a swinging pendulum moving to and fro, the bob has the kinetic energy.

In a swinging Pendulum 

bob has a kinetic energy