Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chapter 15 Vocab

TermDefinition
energy the ability to do work
kinetic energy the energy an object has due to its motion
potential energy energy that is stored as a result of position or shape
Gravitational potential energy potential energy that depends upon an objects height above a reference point
elastic potential energy the potential energy of an object that is stretched or compressed
mechanical energy the energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects
thermal energy the total potential and kinetic energy of all the particles in an object
chemical energy the energy stored in chemical bonds
electrical energy the energy associated with electric charges
electromagnetic energy a form of energy consisting of charging electric and magnetic feilds
nuclear energy the energy stored in a atomic nuclei
energy conversion the practice of finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficently
nonrenewable energy resources a source of energy that exists in limited quantities and, once used, cannot be replaced except over the course of millions of years
fossil fuels rich deposits of hydrocarbon mixtures that formed from the remains of organisms
renewable energy resources a source of energy that can be replaced in a relatively short period of time
hydroelectric energy energy obtained from flowing water
solar energy sunlight that is converted into usable energy
geothermal energy thermal energy beneath Earth's surface
biomass energy the chemical energy store in living things
hydrogen fuel cell a cell that generates electricity from a controlled reaction between hydrogen and oxygen
energy conservation the practice of finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficently
Created by: harper.sherman