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vocabulary for chapter 5 physics I

energy ability to cause change
heat type of energy that moves from anything having a higher temperature to anything having a lower temperature
kinetic energy energy that causes change in the form of motion
law of conservation of energy a law stating that energy can change from, bu it cannot be created or destroyed under ordinary conditions
magma hot metled rock orignating beneath Earth's surface,; it is a potential source of energy for heating and generating electricity
mechanical energy the total kinetic energy and potential energy in a system
potential energy energy that is not causing change right now but is stored for potential use
specific heat the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of a material 1 degree celsius
temperature a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in matter; expressed in degrees kelvin or Celsius
thermal energy the total energy of particles in a material, including both kinetic and potential energy
work the transfer of energyy through motion; W=Fxd
Created by: lisaklann
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