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Andrew Masich

Chapter 15 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
energy `the ability to do work
kinetic energy energy of motion
potential energy energy stored as the result of position or shape.
gravitational potential energy potential energy that depends on an objects height.
elastic potential energy potential energy of an object that is stretched or compressed
mechanical energy the energy associated with motion and everyday objects.
thermal energy total potential and kinetic energy of all of the microscopic particles in an object
chemical energy energy stored in chemical bonds.
electrical energy energy associated with electric charges
electromagnetic energy form of energy that travels through space in waves
nuclear energy energy stored in atomic nuclei.
energy conversion process of changing energy from one form to another
nonrenewable energy resources non replaceable energy resources
fossil fuels oil, natural gas, and coal
renewable energy resources resources that can be rplaced
hydroelectric energy energy obtained by flowing water
solar energy energy obtained by the sun
geothermal energy thermal energy beneath earths surface
biomass energy energy stored in living things
hydrogen fuel cell generates power by reacting hydrogen and oxygen
energy conversion finding ways to use less or save energy
Created by: andrew.masich