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The Nature of Energy

FME: Chapter Five, Section One

TermDefinition
energy the ability to do work or cause change
work force exerted on an object that causes it to move
kinetic energy energy that an object has due to its motion
potential energy energy that is stored and held in readiness
elastic potential energy the energy of stretched or compressed objects
gravitational potential energy potential energy that depends on the height of an object
mechanical energy kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object
thermal energy the total energy of the particles in an object
chemical energy the potential energy stored in the chemical bonds
electrical energy the energy of moving electrical charges
electromagnetic energy the energy of light and other forms of radiation
nuclear energy the potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
Created by: wtr6thscience