## jrodriguez2315 3 years ago Here is the problem: Give the multiplicative constant for the kinetic, potential, thermal, and magic energy terms of the equation Total Energy (J)=E(kinetic)+E(potential)+E(thermal)+E… such that total energy has the units of Joules. Assume that KE=1/2mv^2, PE=mgh, TE= number, and magic energy= Obamacoefficient*pressure*volume. 1. KE: chains, slugs, jiffy, PE= chains, slugs, jiffy, TE: TNT equivalent, ME:jigger shotglass, PSI There are 3 questions. However, if you can help me do one. I'm not understanding the question.

1. jrodriguez2315

I would very much appreciated!!

2. UnkleRhaukus

i thought all energy was magic energy

3. jrodriguez2315

Yup. Grad student professor is very political.

4. UnkleRhaukus

\[KE=mv^2/2\]I suppose the kinetic energy coefficient is 1/2

5. jrodriguez2315

This is not even physics. Its more like useless unit conversion.

6. UnkleRhaukus

because mv^2 already has the dimensions of energy

7. UnkleRhaukus

so the coefficient for PE is the height

8. UnkleRhaukus

think of the units

9. jrodriguez2315

I can't relate it to each other. Yes, they all have dimensions of energy. However, he wants you to find a coefficient so that if you're given the units in #1, you can just multiply them and get joules.