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Chapter 5 vocab


energy the ability to do work or cause change
kinetic energy the energy an object has due to its motion
potential energy stored energy that results from an object's position or shape
gravitational potential energy potential energy related to an object's height
elastic potential energy potential energy associated with objects that can be stretched
mechanical energy energy associated with the position and motion of an object
thermal energy the total potential and kinetic energy of the particles in an object
electrical energy energy of electrical charges
chemical energy potential energy stored in the chemical bonds that hold chemical compounds together
nuclear energy potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
electromagnetic energy energy that travels in waves
energy transformation a change from one form of energy to another
law of conservation of energy when one form of energy is transformed into another, no energy is destroyed in the process
matter anything that has mss and takes up space
Created by: SMoswald