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Chapter 15

Vocab 3 sections

TermDefinition
Energy Ability to do work
Kinetic energy Energy of any moving object
Potential Energy Energy stored as a result of a position
Gravitational potential Energy Potential energy determined on hieght
Elastic Potential energy Stretched objects potential energy
Mechanical energy Energy associated with the motion and position of everday objects
thermal energy Total kinetic and potential energy of microscopic particles in an object
chemical energy Stored in chemical bonds
electrical energy Associated with electrical charges
electromagnetic energy Form of energy that travels through space in the form of waves
nuclear energy Energy stored in an atomic nuclei.
Energy Conversion Process of changing energy from one form to another
Nonrenewable energy resources Exists in limited quantities
fossil fuels Oil, Natural gas, Coal
renewable energy rsources Replaced of short periods of time
hydroelectric energy Energy obtained from flowing water
Solar Energy Energy obtained from the sun
Geothermic energy thermal energy beneath the earths surface.
Biomass energy Chemical energy stored in living things
Hydrogen Fuel cell Generates energy by reacting hydrogen and oxygen
energy conservation Finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently.
Created by: zachary.wilson