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Energy Transfers

Transfers and Transformations

TermDefinition
Energy Transfers the movement of energy from one item to another
Energy Transformations the change of energy from one form to another
Energy the ability to do work
Nuclear Energy the energy produced from the bonding of atoms(fusion) or the breaking of atoms(fission)
Sound Energy energy of vibration through matter
Electricity energy released by the movement of electrons
Conduction the transfer of heat from direct contact of two solid surfaces
Convection the transfer of heat by the movement of gas or liquid
Radiation transfer of energy through electromagnetic waves
Temperature measurement of how hot or cold something is
Kinetic Theory of Matter all matter is made up of particles that are constantly moving in random patterns
Law of Conservation of Energy energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed from one type to another
Thermal Energy heat energy
Mechanical Energy energy of movement
Chemical Energy energy stored in the bonds of atoms and molecules
Density how tightly packed the particles are in an object
Mass the amount of matter in an object- measured in grams
Speed measure of how fast something is moving
Velocity speed and direction
Acceleration change in speed
Potential Energy energy based on an object's position
Kinetic Energy energy based on an object's motion
Created by: science183