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Quarter 2 Energy

Energy and Waves

Energy the ability to do work or change
Potential Energy stored energy
Kinetic Energy energy in motion
Radiant Energy Light energy stored in particles called photons that move as a wave.
Sound Energy energy produced by the vibration of an object. It moves as a wave.
Chemical Energy energy stored in molecules that can be released by a chemical reaction. It is stored in food, gasoline, and other fossil fuels.
Electrical Energy energy stored in the electrons of atoms and released when the electrons move.
Thermal Energy heat energy stored in an object, as the object's temperature, that can be released as heat.
Nuclear Energy energy stored in the atoms of all things, released by a nuclear reaction (splitting atoms in fusion or fission).
Mechanical Energy kinetic energy of objects in motion or the potential energy stored in an object (gravitational energy).
Wave energy that travels from one location to another.
Wavelength the distance between 2 crests, or 2 high points on a wave.
Wave speed the distance travelled through motion per unit of time.
Frequency how often the waves occur or the number of times a crest or trough passes through a given point in a certain time.
Amplitude the intensity of the wave or the height of the wave, measured from the center of the wave to its highest point (crest) or the lowest point (trough).
Mechanical wave waves that MUST travel through a medium (solid, liquid, gas).
Electromagnetic wave waves that DO NOT need a medium (solid, liquid, gas) to travel. These waves can travel in space.
Created by: f_sanchez