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Conduction Transfer of thermal energy by direct contact; occurs when energy is transferred by collisions between particles
Conductor Material in which electrons can move easily (Material that transfers heat easily.)
Convection Transfer of thermal energy by the movement of particles from one place to another in a gas or liquid.
Heat Thermal energy transferred from a warmer object to a cooler object.
Heat Engine Device that converts thermal energy into mechanical energy.
Internal Combustion Engine Heat engine in which fuel is burned in a combustion chamber inside the engine.
Radiation Transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.
Specific Heat Amount of heat needed to raise temperature of 1kg of a substance by 1 C.
Temperature A measure of the average value of the kinetic energy of the particles in a material.
Thermal Energy The sum of the kinetic and potential energy of the particles in a material.
Thermal Pollution Increase in temperature of a natural body of water; caused by adding warmer water.
Created by: wmoreno