Kinetic Energy of Rotation


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How do we know that rotating objects have kinetic energy?

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1. What is rotational kinetic energy?

2. Instead of mass (used in translational motion), what do we use in the equation for rotational kinetic energy instead?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz tests you about various facets of the kinetic energy of rotation. In order to complete this quiz you will also need to find the solution to a problem involving rotational kinetic energy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on this quiz will require you to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Rotational kinetic energy
  • What is used instead of mass in equations that deal with rotational kinetic energy
  • Angular velocity

Skills Practiced

You'll also find opportunities to strengthen skills such as:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the kinetic energy of rotation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how we know that rotating objects have kinetic energy and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve kinetic energy of rotation practice problems

Additional Learning

This subject is considered more thoroughly in the lesson entitled Kinetic Energy of Rotation. Study this lesson and you'll find information regarding:

  • Two types of kinetic energy
  • Difference between translational and rotational motion
  • Examples of rotational kinetic energy in the real world