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What is Dimensional Formula of Rotational Kinetic Energy?

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Rotational Kinetic Energy can be defined as the kinetic energy associated with rotational motion of an object.  kinetic energy = 1/2 (mv2)  we all know that every particle in an object has same angular speed ω, and tangential speed depends on the distance r from the axis of rotation. Total kinetic Energy of rotating object is the sum of kinetic energy of all individual particles of an object.

so Rotational kinetic energy (KR) = 1/2 (mv2) = 1/2  (m r2 ω2) = 1/2 ( m r2) ω2.

We can also write it as KR = 1/2 Iω2.——- (Moment of Inertia (I)= ∑ m r2 ).

Rotational kinetic energy (KR) = 1/2 Iω2


Rotational kinetic energy (KR) = 1/2 (Moment of Inertia x (Angular velocity)2)

Now we know,

Dimensional Formula of Moment of Inertia= M1L2T0
Dimensional Formula of Angular Velocity = M0L0T-1

Putting these values in above equation we get

So Dimensional Formula of Rotational kinetic energy = M1L2T-2
SI unit of Rotational kinetic energy is Joule (J).

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