KINETIC CAKE - INSTALLATION VIEW

THIS INSTALLATION USES TWO HORNBY RAILWAY SETS, A CHOCOLATE ÉCLAIR OF 0.1 KILOGRAMS, AND A CARROT OF 0.2 KILOGRAMS.ENERGY COMES IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMS. A BODY IN MOTION HAS KINETIC ENERGY. THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY A BODY POSSESSES CAN BE FOUND BY THE EQUATION:
KINETIC ENERGY = ½ MASS X VELOCITY²

FOR THIS INSTALLATION THE QUANTITY OF CHEMICAL ENERGY HELD BY A CARROT AND AN ÉCLAIR [IN JOULES] HAS BEEN DIRECTLY EQUATED TO KINETIC ENERGY. THE RELATIVE VELOCITIES AT WHICH THEY TRAVEL HAVE BEEN CALCULATED. THE CHEMICAL ENERGY OF A CARROT OF MASS 0.2KG IS 312000 J and THE CHEMICAL ENERGY OF AN ÉCLAIR OF MASS 0.1KG IS 1778000 J.

THE ASSUMPTION HAS BEEN MADE THAT ALL ENERGY IS PERFECTLY CONVERTED AT A CONSTANT RATE FROM CHEMICAL TO KINETIC. THE ENERGY CONTENT OF THE FOODS IS SO LARGE IN COMPARISON
THAT IT IS ASSUMED THAT THIS CONVERSION HAPPENS OVER A PERIOD OF 10,000 HOURS [36000000 SECONDS] GIVING POWER OUTPUTS OF: 0.0086 J/S FOR A CARROT and 0.0490 J/S FOR AN ÉCLAIR

TO FIND THEIR VELOCITIES THE EQUATION IS REARRANGED:
VELOCITY = v2 X [KINETIC ENERGY CONVERTED/SECOND] /MASS

FOR A CARROT VELOCITY = [SQUARE ROOT OF] 2 X 0.0086/0.2 = 0.29M/S FOR 10,000 HOURSFOR AN ÉCLAIR VELOCITY = [SQUARE ROOT OF] 2 X 0.0490/0.1 = 0.99M/S FOR 10,000 HOURS

KINETIC CAKE - INSTALLATION VIEW
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KINETIC CAKE VS KINETIC CARROT