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Science

Potential Energy Vocab

TermDefinition
Elastic potential energy Elastic potential energy is Potential energy stored as a result of deformation of an elastic object, such as the stretching of a spring.
Electrical potential energy A measure of the work required by an electric field to move electric charges. OR The voltage per unit of charge.
Gravitational potential energy energy an object possesses because of its position in a gravitational field.
Magnetic Potential energy the form of energy related not only to the distance between magnetic materials, but also to the orientation, or alignment, of those materials within the field.
Electrical Current An electric current is a flow of electric charge. In electric circuits this charge is often carried by moving electrons in a wire. It can also be carried by ions in an electrolyte, or by both ions and electrons such as in a plasma.
Conductor a material or device that conducts or transmits heat, electricity, or sound, especially when regarded in terms of its capacity to do this
Chemical Potential Energy The energy that is stored in atomic bonds and is absorbed or released is called chemical potential energy.
Created by: Little_Cat