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Energy Chapter 4

Energy The ability to do work or cause change.
Kinetic Energy Energy that an object has due to its motion.
Potential Energy The energy an object as because of its position also the internal stored energy of an object, such as energy stored in chemical bonds.
Gravitational Potential Energy Potential energy that depends on the height of an object.
Elastic Potential Energy The energy of stretched or compressed objects.
Mechanical Energy Kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object.
Nuclear Energy The potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom.
Thermal Energy The total kinetic and potential energy of all the particles of an object.
Electrical Energy The energy of electric charges.
Electromagnetic Energy The energy of light and other forms of radiation, which travels through space as waves.
Chemical Energy A form of potential energy that is stored in chemical bonds between atoms.
Energy Transformation A change from one form of energy to another; also called an energy conversion.
Law of Conservation of Energy The rule that energy cannot be created or destroyed.
Created by: ajw11303