# Translational and Rotational Kinetic Energies of a Motorcycle

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This Demonstration shows how the total kinetic energy is divided between translational and rotational contributions according to the equation

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Contributed by: D. Meliga, S. Z. Lavagnino and A. Ratti (March 2013)

Additional contributions by: G. Follo and G. Valorio

Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

## Details

Snapshot 1: the total kinetic energy is nearly all translational

Snapshot 2: the total kinetic energy is nearly all rotational

Snapshot 3: the total kinetic energy is divided equally between the translational and rotational

Reference

[1] E. Hecht and F. J. Bueche, *Schaum's Outline of College Physics*, 11th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2011.

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