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yellowcakepie

## Main Question or Discussion Point

Let's say we have a 1kg object and the reference point is the ground.

Accelerating it from 0 to 1 m/s takes 0.5*1*1^2 - 0 joules, which is 0.5 joules.

But accelerating it from 10 to 11 m/s takes 0.5*1*11^2 - 0.5*1*10^2 joules, which is 10.5 joules.

This doesn't make much sense to me as the increase in velocity was the same. Why can't an application of 0.5 joules increase the velocity by 1 m/s at any velocity?

Accelerating it from 0 to 1 m/s takes 0.5*1*1^2 - 0 joules, which is 0.5 joules.

But accelerating it from 10 to 11 m/s takes 0.5*1*11^2 - 0.5*1*10^2 joules, which is 10.5 joules.

This doesn't make much sense to me as the increase in velocity was the same. Why can't an application of 0.5 joules increase the velocity by 1 m/s at any velocity?