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I did not downvote your answer (I did not even see it until I saw this meta post), but to my mind the biggest problem with it is right at the beginning, where you derive the equation $K=p^2/(2m)$ and conclude that KE is a function of momentum and mass. This is of course true for a particle but not for a system of more than one particle, which is what the OP ...


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I find your answer to be overly long; the essential remains buried somewhere within the technical. The quote is the second part is long and unnecessary and in fact confusing as it goes into tangents on vibrations and such stuff. The second part (containing the quote) is in fact neatly summarized by the last paragraph of this part, which makes the rest moot. ...


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