What is meant by “translational” kinetic energy?

ANSWER: Translational kinetic energy is the kinetic energy itself, which an object gets by it’s motion. The kinetic energy is given by the mathematical relation, 2 K. E Translational1/2 × m × V ------------------(1) This depends on the square of the velocity of the object. It also depends on the mass but it is a constant which does not change. There is no difference between kinetic energy and translational kinetic energy. When we speak about the rotational kinetic energy it depends on how fast an object is rotating. This can be represented by the mathematical relation, K.E = 1/2 × I × ----------------------(2) Rotational Where I is the moment of inertia and is the angular velocity of the rotating object.