An object has a mass of #6 kg#. The object's kinetic energy uniformly changes from #84 KJ# to # 12 KJ# over #t in [0, 6 s]#. What is the average speed of the object?
This is the equation for kinetic energy. It can be rearranged to give
We know the mass
We know that the energy at the end is
Now we have the initial and the final velocities.
Work out the average (of anything) by adding them all together and dividing by the total number of things. In this case, we only have two velocities, so: