# Which has a greater effect on the kinetic energy of an object: mass or velocity? Why?

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Feb 14, 2016

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Velocity

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We know that in Classical mechanics,

Kinetic energy

From this expression we see that

*i.e.*, Kinetic energy is **directly proportional** to **the mass**.

Also

*i.e.*, Kinetic energy is **proportional** to the **square of the velocity**.

Hence, the answer.

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