## Tuesday, October 25, 2005

### The Tao of Kinetic Energy and Cabales Serrada

This piece was written by Sifu Michael Trimble,
"Kali-San Soo Ranch" Ashland, Oregon,
and posted here with his permission.

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Kinetic energy is the energy of motion, like Cabales Serrada. Think
about it. Every dynamic body possesses Kinetic energy. Power, by definition,is the rate of doing work per unit time. For practical and applicable purposes of Cabales Serrada, we can interchange power and kinetic energy as far as the end results of our actions. Both involve work (Force) against another physical body, with or without a weapon, in the form of collision or impact.

Mathematically, Kinetic energy is expressed as KE=1/2 mv2. Varying mass or velocity increases KE in different proportions:

KE=1/2(16) (2) 2 = (8) (4) = 32 (Increasing mass)
KE=1/2(2) (16) 2 = (1) (256) = 256 (Increasing velocity)

As illustrated, when mass is doubled, KE (power)doubles
proportionately. This KE is delivered in the form of heat dissipated
and absorbed by the receiving body.

When velocity doubles, power delivered quadruples. Every time
velocity doubles, kinetic energy increases by one power of ten,
making velocity and power a logarithmic proportion. In short,
doubled mass doubles power. Doubled velocity quardruples power. Energy absorbed at impact is four (4) times greater with doubled velocity, even with constant mass. Speed, over mass,is power.

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Here is the full math, for those inclined to crunch the numbers, as forwarded and updated by Sifu Trimble:

Mathematically, Kinetic energy is expressed as KE=1/2 mv2

Increasing Mass:

KE=1/2 mv2
=1/2(2) (2)2
=(1) (4)=4

KE=1/2(4) (2)2
= (2) (4)
=8

KE=1/2(8) (2)2
=(4) (4)
=16

KE=1/2(16) (2)2
=(8) (4)
=32

Increasing Velocity:

KE=1/2(m) (v)2
=1/2 (2) (2)2
=(1) (4)=4

KE=1/2(2) (4)2
=(1) (16)=16
=16

KE=1/2(2) (8)2
=(1) (64)
=64

KE=1/2(2) (16)2
=(1) (256)
=256

As illustrated, when mass is doubled, KE (power) doubles proportionately. This KE is delivered in the form of heat dissipated and absorbed by the receiving body.

Sifu Michael Trimble