# Does potential energy equal kinetic energy?

## Does potential energy equal kinetic energy?

Read that again. Potential and kinetic energy are two forms of energy that can be converted into each other. Potential energy can be converted to kinetic energy and vice versa. Potential energy is the stored energy in any object or system by virtue of its position or arrangement of parts.

## How do you calculate ke?

**To calculate kinetic energy:**

- Find the square of the velocity of the object.
- Multiply this square by the mass of the object.
- The product is the kinetic energy of the object.

## What is the equation for kinetic energy *?

In classical mechanics, kinetic energy (KE) is equal to half of an object’s mass (1/2*m) multiplied by the velocity squared. For example, if a an object with a mass of 10 kg (m = 10 kg) is moving at a velocity of 5 meters per second (v = 5 m/s), the kinetic energy is equal to 125 Joules, or (1/2 * 10 kg) * 5 m/s2.