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I am new to this forum and am most definately NOT a physcis guy....but I have a question that I thought someone here could help me with.

I want some way to quantify what I would call energy, but that is probably not the right word. But basically, if I gave you the following information:

Starting at 0 velocity. Mass is say 40kg

after 21.3 seconds has traveled 1000 ft.

after 22 more seconds has traveled another 1000 ft.

after 22.7 more seconds has traveled another 1000 ft.

how can I quantify how much energy (whatever) was expended, in a way that I come up with a different answer than for this case:

after 22 seconds has traveled 1000ft.

after 22 more seconds has traveled another 1000 ft.

after 22 more seconds has traveled another 1000 ft.

It took the same amount of total time to cover the same distance, but the energy of the first must have been higher since a higher velocity was reached? Can someone please help me to understand this?

Thanks,

Pierre

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# Quantifying Energy

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