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Re: symbol for KE

If you wish to have consistent symbols which should be beneficial to
students, E_k is highly recommended by both the U.Mass Amherst PER group and
also the Modelers. Of course you should also try to use F for all forces
with a subscript, and then for sake of consistency E_type should be used for
all energy. This consistency should help students quite a bit. Now if only
the texts could be rewritten with consistent notation.

John M. Clement
Houston, TX

Forum for Physics Educators <> writes:
ersonally, I also prefer something other than T for kinetic energy.
I think I could live with K, but E-sub-K seems superior to both. I'm
not passionate about the latter, however.

I have never seen T used for Kinetic Energy and agree that using T is
confusing and far from intuitive. I like E-sub-K, K and KE, in that order.

Ken Fox