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A Explain relationship of Kinetic energy and acceleration

  1. Apr 18, 2016 #1
    Can someone someone explain and possibly draw a free body Diagram. kinetic energy of an object has the same direction as its acceleration
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2016 #2

    ZapperZ

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    Er... Draw a FBD of a free-falling ball in gravitational field!

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  4. Apr 18, 2016 #3

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    Kinetic energy is a scalar quantity. It doesn't have a direction. Maybe you mean momentum, which does have a direction?
     
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