When at the highest point on the Ferris wheel, Jesse is 30 m off the ground. The Ferris wheel spins at 5 m/s at top speed. How much kinetic energy does Jesse who has a mass of 50 kg have at the highest point of the circle
Kinetic energy (KE) is calculated through the equation, KE = 0.5 mv² where m and v are mass and velocity, respectively. Substituting the known values from the given above, KE = 0.5(50 kg)(5 m/s)² = 625 J Thus, the kinetic energy of Jesse at the highest point is equal to 625 J.