# Translational Kinetic Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Translational kinetic energy, abbreviated as $$KE_t$$, is the energy an object has because of its motion from one place to another, it does not matter if it is rotating.

## Translational Kinetic Energy formula

 $$\large{ KE_t = \frac {1}{2}\; m \; v^2 }$$

### Where:

$$\large{ KE_r }$$ = translational kinetic energy

$$\large{ m }$$ = mass

$$\large{ v }$$ = velocity