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Energy Physics A

Energy Unit for Physics A

TermDefinition
Energy Gives an object the ability to do work
Energy Transformation when energy changes from one form to another
Work how you can change an objects energy
Mechanical Energy The kinetic, gravitational Potential, and Elastic potential energies all added up. (sound also)
Kinetic Energy Energy of motion
Gravitational Potential Energy Energy due to position
Elastic Potential Energy Energy do to the stretching or compressing of an object
Chemical Energy Energy stored in the atoms that are released during a chemical change
Thermal Energy Heat Energy commonly produced from friction force.
Electromagnetic Energy Light Energy
Sound Energy Energy from noise created (Mechanical)
Nuclear Energy Energy released from splitting or combining of atoms
Electric Energy Energy stored in charges
Dissipated Energy Energy that leaves the system. Commonly through heat, light, and sound
Magnetic Energy Energy due to magnetic fields
Energy Diagram Diagram of arrows or pie graphs showing the types of energy in portions.
Law of Conservation of Energy Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms.
Power The rate at which work is done.
Joule The unit of work and energy
watt the unit of power
Created by: Langerphysics