Enter the mass and velocity into the joule calculator. The calculator will display the total kinetic energy of that object in Joules. You can further convert this to another unit of measure.
The following formula is used to calculate the total energy in Joules a moving object has.
(K) = 1/2 *(m)*(v)^2
- Where K is kinetic energy in Joules (J)
- m is mass (kg)
- and v is velocity (m/s)
How to calculate a joule
- First, measure the mass of the object
Using a scale or formula, determine the mass of the object.
- Next, measure the velocity
Measure or determine the velocity of that same object.
Calculate the total number of joules of kinetic energy the object has using the information above.
A joule is the SI unit for energy. Energy is a measure of the activity of a substance.
Kinetic energy is a type of energy that comes from the movement of objects.