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Also I ran into a confusing point involving work and kinetic energy. if kinetic energy is 1/2 m v^2, then say a 1kg mass that is traveling at 1m/s, then according to the formula the mass has a kinetic energy of 0.5 joules.

Now let say the mass was accelerated from a velocity of zero to the velocity of 1m/s, by a force of 1 Newton applied for one second. The definition of work state that the work applied to a mass increases the kinetic energy of that mass. So the 1 Newton force applied for one second, resulted mass moving one 1 meter. The formula for work states that force times distance equals the energy added to the system, Thus 1 Newton times 1 meter should equal one joule of energy added to the mass.

This is how I get two different answers for the kinetic energy of a 1kg mass that is moving at 1m/s.

Could someone point out my mistake in this please.

Best regards,

FredB