Hi, I am just a beginner when it comes to physics. But I am curious as to is there a difference between the Force and Kinetic Energy of a object impacting another? Say a object hits a solid stationary surface, like a solid steel ball hitting a steel wall. Is there a difference between the force it impacts the wall and the kinetic energy it impacts the wall with or are they the same thing? If they are different, what is the difference? Sorry for what is such a basic question, but I have seen discussions of force and kinetic energy and they seen to be 2 different things! But I am confused as to what the difference is, as I thought the energy of a object hitting the other would be just one value and would not need different terms to describe it.